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 and letter of recommendation by February 15 for consideration for the following year. Along with a completed application (including a scholarship statement), students are required to submit a CV/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 Graduate Studies.

For questions, please contact Tiffany Lewis at

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