Scholarships for Returning Students

The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in our programs to help manage school expenses. Scholarship awards can be based on a variety of criteria, including academic merit, talent and demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship award recipients need to fill out a SODA (Student Online Donor Acknowledgment Form) before the funds will be released to their bursar’s account.

Scott Little and Ian Daugherty, both students of Kent State oboe professor Danna Sundet, earned top scholarship prizes in Tuesday Musical’s 2019 Scholarship Competition held on March 23 on The University of Akron campus. The annual competition attracted over 130 applicants representing many of Ohio’s finest schools and conservatories of music. Only 20 were selected to receive scholarships.


The Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship in Photography

The Wallace J. Hagedorn Photography Scholarship supports student tuition costs and enriching, out-of-classroom experiences to help photography students develop strong portfolios.

The funds come from the largest single gift ($4.2 million) ever made to Kent State to support only scholarships. 

JMC Students Click here to apply.

The Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) hosted its annual Scholarships and Student Awards Reception on Friday, April 20, with nearly 80 students, parents, donors, faculty and staff members in attendance.


The Kent State University School of Communication Studies (COMM) hosted the annual Hyde Park Forum on Tuesday, April 24, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 

The top three student speakers from both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Introduction to Human Communication courses delivered their persuasive speeches to an audience of about 375 attendees.

The School of Communication Studies is seeking applicants for nearly $20,000 in scholarships which will be awarded in late April at the school-wide Scholarships & Awards Reception. A mix of awards is available for communication studies undergraduate and graduate students, including communication studies-focused Ph.D., students. 

Updates in RED (Feb. 2, 2018)


The School of Communication Studies is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarships to be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year.

To apply for one of the COMM scholarships, visit Students must log in using their FlashLine credentials to complete the scholarship application. The submission deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, MARCH 2.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies (COMM) will hold its annual Hyde Park Forum competition in which select students enrolled in the Introduction to Human Communication course will deliver persuasive speeches for a panel of judges.

Scholarships are awarded to first, second and third place winners, and the audience will name its favorite with the People’s Choice Award.

The School of Communication Studies (COMM) will host its annual Lambda Pi Eta induction and student awards and scholarships reception Friday, April 7.