Academic Support

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The College of Aeronautics and Engineering produces graduates in a variety of degrees that are poised to serve as leaders in a number of fields, ranging from Air Traffic Control and Professional Pilot to Mechatronics Engineering, Foundry Technology and Computer Engineering Technology.

To support specific programs and areas of study, please see areas of funding below:

Aeronautics and Flight Training Funds

  • Aeronautics Programs Fund - Whether soaring into the sky personally or operating unmanned aerial vehicles and systems from the ground, our students are taking flight. This fund is unrestricted and will support needs that surface in any bachelor of science in aeronautics program.
  • Aviation Scholarship Fund - Provides scholarships to full-time students who are actively pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics in any of the five area concentrations accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). Concentrations include aeronautical studies, air traffic control, aviation management, professional pilot and unmanned aircraft systems flight operations.  
  • Kent State University Precision Flight Team - Accuracy. Attention. Rigor. All words that accurately represent the College of Aeronautics and Engineering’s Precision Flight Team. This fund directly supports the Precision Flight Team with operational expenses, scholarships, competition entry fees and maintenance costs.  

Engineering Funds

  • Engineering Programs Fund - Fusing right and left brain thinking, students in our engineering and engineering technology programs are inventing the future by reimagining the past. This fund is unrestricted and will support needs that surface in any engineering or engineering technology bachelor of science program. 
  • Engineering Camp for Girls - Interest in STEM starts at a young age. Girls Geared for Engineering is a week-long summer camp experience for middle-school aged girls. During this time, they learn foundational principles of engineering and begin to explore career opportunities. These funds will support the registration fee and supplies needed throughout the week. 

Applied Engineering, Foundry Technology Funds

  • Martin Johnsen Memorial Scholarship - What began as the Industrial Arts Club eventually gave way to Professor Martin O. Johnsen’s journey to creating the Foundry program at Kent State University. This scholarship will be awarded to full-time Kent State University students who are actively pursuing a bachelors of science degree with a concentration in Foundry Technology. 

Dean’s Development Funds 

  • Dean’s Academic and Advancement Fund - Our college is growing - both in enrollment and square footage. These funds will allow additional support of students, programs, faculty and staff of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. By contributing to this fund, the Dean will have the ability to support and supplement the needs of our community.
  • Dean's Activity Fund - Life is a series of unexpected events - both good and bad. It is important to the Dean that major life events for faculty and staff can be supported. This fund directly supports and recognizes major life events, as well as the college’s gatherings not deemed business-related by Kent State University.