First-Year Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2022

Kent State Stark's first-year scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school academic performance. These scholarships do not require repayment.

2022-2023 First-Year Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must apply and be accepted for Kent State Stark admission by March 1, 2022
  • Available to new first-year students (2022 high school graduates)
  • Must attend Kent State Stark for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Scholarships are for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters only
  • Scholarships are not available for Summer 2022 or Summer 2023

You will be automatically considered for a Kent State Stark first-year scholarship if you have been admitted to Kent State Stark by March 1, 2022

FIRST-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT

Keturah Kneuss
Director, Admissions
132 Main Hall
330-244-3274
kkneuss@kent.edu


ADDITIONAL FIRST-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 
Kent State Stark Alumni Scholarship

Up to $1,000 per year is available to first-year legacies of Kent State Stark alumnus (parent or guardian who attended Kent State Stark at least one semester).

  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Full-time enrollment at Kent State Stark
  • Essay (listed in scholarship application)
  • Deadline to apply is March 1
  • Apply using the online Current Student Scholarship Application

Kent State Stark Honors Program Scholarship

Available to first-year students who have been accepted to the Kent State Stark Honors Program.


The Margaret Kilchenmann Memorial Scholarship

Up to $1,000 per year is available to first-year students.

  • Must be full-time at Kent State Stark
  • Business or education major
  • Must be working part-time
  • Preference given to students who live in Western Stark County, students who are planning to complete their degree on the Kent Campus and students who are not eligible for need/grant based financial aid
  • Deadline to apply is March 1
  • Apply using the online Current Student Scholarship Application

Charity Rotch Scholarship

Up to $500 per year is available to first-year students.

  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Nursing, education or health-related major
  • Age 21 or younger
  • Full-time enrollment at Kent State Stark
  • Resident of western Stark County (ex. Massillon, Navarre, Perry, Canal Fulton, Brewster, Jackson Township, locations west of I-77)
  • FAFSA filed and EFC received
  • Essay (listed in scholarship application)
  • Deadline to apply is March 1
  • Apply using the online Current Student Scholarship Application

Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholarships

Scholarships are available for first-year students interested in majoring in STEM fields (biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics). View scholarship criteria.


Choose Ohio First Computer Science Scholarships

Scholarships are available up to $5,500 per year for first-year students majoring in computer science. View scholarship criteria.


Kent State Stark Music Scholarship

Scholarships are available to new first-year music majors.


Charles and Judy Scheurer Endowed Scholarship

$500 per year is available to Stark County high school graduates.