Lillian Friedman Scholarship

The Lillian Friedman Scholarship is presented in honor of the late Lillian Friedman to recognize an outstanding graduate student contributing to and studying in the area of mental health. Normally, one award is made each year.


  • Must be a currently enrolled graduate degree-seeking student.
  • Thesis or dissertation research in progress.
  • Studying a significant topic in mental health.
  • Outstanding scholarship.
  • Excellent academic record, including a minimum graduate GPA of 3.50.


Recipients receive a $1,000 monetary award.

Application and Selection Processes:

Submit electronic application by February 15 for consideration for the following year. The completed application should include a scholarship statement, a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, and a letter of recommendation from a current Kent State faculty member. All materials must be received by the deadline.

Applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty representing various ranks and disciplines. Recipients are selected by the Dean of the Graduate College.

For questions, please contact Alexxus Sidney at

The application window for the 2024-2025 academic year has closed.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, fellowship, graduate assistantship, tuition waiver or any other award, your current financial aid offer, including student loans, could be reduced. If you would like to know how your financial aid offer may be affected by another award, please contact One Stop for Student Services for assistance. To learn more about taxes on scholarships and fellowships, visit the Tax and Treasury Services webpage.