Freshman Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW FRESHMEN ENTERING IN FALL 2020

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

2020-2021 Freshman Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must apply and be accepted for Kent State Stark admission by March 1, 2020
  • Available to new freshmen (2020 high school graduates)
  • Must attend Kent State Stark for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Scholarships are for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters only
  • Scholarships are not available for Summer 2020 or Summer 2021

You will be automatically considered for Kent State Stark freshman scholarships if you have been admitted to Kent State Stark by March 1, 2020. No additional scholarship application is necessary.

FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT

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


ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW FRESHMEN

 
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

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
  • 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 up to $4,200 per year for freshman students interested in majoring in STEM fields (biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics). View scholarship criteria.


Choose Ohio First Computer Science Scholarships

Scholarships are available up to $5,500 per year for freshman 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.


City of Canton Scholarship Program

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

  • Reside within Canton City limits
  • Attend a public high school
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Minimum ACT composite of 22
  • Full-time enrollment at Kent State Stark
  • FAFSA filed and EFC received
  • Letter of recommendation from the City of Canton Civil Service Office
  • Deadline to apply is March 1
  • View City of Canton Scholarship Program website