At Kent State University, we want to help every student graduate. That means offering academic, personal and financial support at every point of a student’s path to their successful career. Scholarships are another way we work to make the Kent State experience affordable for every student, so that they can graduate with as little debt as possible.
First Year From Ohio
First-year students from Ohio are automatically considered for a number of merit scholarships at Kent State. You can use this link to find information about those opportunities and other resources.
First-Year Students From Outside of Ohio
First-year students coming to Kent State from outside of Ohio are automatically considered for various merit scholarships. You can use this link to find out about those offerings and access other resources.
Transfer students may benefit from merit scholarships that are awarded automatically after you are admitted to Kent State. Find out about these and other opportunities.
Certain scholarships are available exclusively for international students. However, international students can also apply for additional scholarships offered by our colleges, our campuses and other sources.
Newly Admitted Students
Current, newly admitted, Kent State students are eligible for scholarships. Use this link to find the scholarships available to you.
Currently enrolled students in their second year or beyond are encouraged to explore the scholarships offered within their college or program or by campus. Find all the scholarships available for returning students by using this link.
Tips & Tricks
We’ve made your scholarship search easier with these resources, but a successful search still takes time, energy and some work. Don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you need to get the answers you seek. You may have to fill out a lot of applications, but the effort is certainly worth the reward.
First-year students who apply for admission for Fall 2022, by March 1, 2022, will automatically be considered for merit scholarships offered by the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid. Students must be admitted by Dec. 1, 2021 to be considered for an invitation to apply to the Honors College.
Kent State is test-optional, meaning students are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT). If you have test scores, you can request that your scores not be used in your admission decision. Please be aware that if you choose to use your test scores in the admission decision, the scores will also be used for scholarship consideration. Students make this choice on their admission application. Once you are admitted to Kent State University, you cannot change your decision.
You must be a U.S. citizen, be admitted to a bachelor’s degree-granting major and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.
Kent State University makes every effort to provide accurate, timely and current information. However, the university reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state or institutional changes in policies, procedures or regulations.