KENT STATE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

Scholarships

At Kent State University, our number one priority is students.  Our goal is to help each and every one of our students explore, engage and succeed with purpose. We believe it is important to provide access to higher education for all students, independent of financial background.

The Best Investment

What is the value of a Kent State education? It goes far beyond dollars and cents. Kent State is the best  investment in your future! 

  • ONLY NORTHEAST OHIO INSTITUTION in the top public schools ranking by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list
  • #1 IN OHIO
    #6 IN THE NATION
    best university makerspaces
    by great value colleges
  • $400 MILLION in financial aid and scholarships
    awarded in 2018-2019
  • 92% of graduates
    are employed
    or continuing their education within
    6 months of graduation

Incoming freshmen admitted for fall 2021 will not be required to provide ACT or SAT test scores to be considered for admission, merit scholarships, or the Honors College program.   Information about scholarships for fall 2021 is coming soon!

You will be considered for incoming freshmen scholarships if you apply to Kent State University by February 1, 2021, with the exception of the Honors Distinction Awards.  In order to be considered for the Honors Distinction Awards, you must apply and be admitted to the Honors College.

All awards require the student to be a U.S. citizen and enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.

Kent State University is a test-optional school.  Students will be able to choose whether to submit their ACT or SAT test scores for admission consideration and scholarship awarding.  For scholarship awarding, Kent State will use the highest ACT/SAT composite score from a single test date.  The test must be taken prior to January 2021. 

Incoming freshmen scholarships can be applied only to tuition instructional and general fees, except for the Honors Distinction Award in Residence.

The cumulative high school GPA used for scholarship purposes will be the 7th semester high school GPA.  Kent State will use the highest cumulative GPA posted on the high school transcript. Students admitted before the end of their 7th semester can submit an updated transcript by February 1, 2021, for scholarship reconsideration.

Many Colleges and departments offer scholarship opportunities.  These scholarship programs often require a separate application.  Use the Kent State Scholarship Search to look for additional scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.

Incoming freshmen admitted for fall 2021 will not be required to provide ACT or SAT test scores to be considered for admission, merit scholarships, or the Honors College program.   Information about scholarships for fall 2021 is coming soon!

You will be considered for incoming freshmen scholarships if you apply to Kent State University by February 1, 2021, with the exception of the Honors Distinction Awards.  In order to be considered for the Honors Distinction Awards, you must apply and be admitted to the Honors College.

All awards require the student to be a U.S. citizen and enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.

Kent State University is a test-optional school. Students will be able to choose whether to submit their ACT or SAT test scores for admission consideration and scholarship awarding. For scholarship awarding, Kent State will use the highest ACT/SAT composite score from a single test date. The test must be taken prior to January 2021.

Incoming freshmen scholarships can be applied only to tuition instructional and general fees, except for the Honors Distinction Award in Residence.

The cumulative high school GPA used for scholarship purposes will be the 7th semester high school GPA. Kent State will use the highest cumulative GPA posted on the high school transcript. Students admitted before the end of their 7th semester can submit an updated transcript by February 1, 2021, for scholarship reconsideration.

Many Colleges and departments offer scholarship opportunities. These scholarship programs often require a separate application. Use the Kent State Scholarship Search to look for additional scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.

Ready to move to a university that’s a better fit for your goals?

We’re ready for you! We want to make it affordable to finish your degree.

The transfer scholarships listed below are awarded automatically to eligible students after they are admitted to Kent State University and all transcripts from previous institutions have been received and evaluated.  No additional application is required to be considered for these awards.

Many Colleges and departments offer scholarship opportunities as well.  These scholarship programs often require a separate application.  Use the Kent State Scholarship Search to look for additional scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.

The Kent State online scholarship search engines allow you to explore the 700+ scholarship programs offered by Kent State’s Colleges and departments.   Many have separate scholarship application processes and deadlines vary.   Visit the search often to ensure you don’t miss an opportunity.

Students should search globally for scholarship opportunities.  Use one or more of the outside scholarship search engines we recommend.  

  1. Kent State’s online scholarship search for incoming freshmen 
  2. Kent State's online scholarship search for returning students and incoming transfer students
  3. A list of outside scholarship search engines
  4. 2020-2021 Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application

Additional Scholarship Information:


The Kent State online scholarship search engines allow you to explore the 700+ scholarship programs offered by Kent State’s Colleges and departments.   Many have separate scholarship application processes and deadlines vary.   Visit the search often to ensure you don’t miss an opportunity.

Students should search globally for scholarship opportunities.  Use one or more of the outside scholarship search engines we recommend.  

  1. Kent State’s online scholarship search for incoming freshmen 
  2. Kent State's online scholarship search for returning students and incoming transfer students
  3. A list of outside scholarship search engines
  4. 2020-2021 Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application