KENT STATE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

Scholarships

At Kent State University, our No. 1 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
  • $405 MILLION in financial aid and scholarships
    awarded in 2020-2021
  • 92% of graduates
    are employed
    or continuing their education within
    6 months of graduation

You will be considered for the first-year student merit scholarships listed below if you apply to Kent State University by February 1, 2022, with the exception of the Honors Distinction Award.  You must apply and be admitted to Kent State University by December 1, 2021 to be considered for an invitation to apply to the Honors College.

You must be classified as an Ohio resident for tuition, be a U.S. citizen, declare a bachelor’s degree-granting major, and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus. 

Merit scholarships can be applied only to tuition, instructional and general fees. 

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. 

More information about Fall 2022 first-time student scholarships coming soon!

Flashes Go Further Scholarship

The Flashes Go Further Scholarship program was designed to help students graduate debt-free for tuition and general fees.  For more information, including eligibility criteria, please visit Flashes Go Further Scholarship information page.

Scholarship Search Checklist

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


 

You will be considered for the first-year student merit scholarships listed below if you apply to Kent State University by February 1, 2022, with the exception of the Honors Distinction Award.  You must apply and be admitted to Kent State University by December 1, 2021 to be considered for an invitation to apply to the Honors College.

You must be classified as a non-Ohio resident for tuition, be a U.S. citizen, declare a bachelor’s degree-granting major, and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus. Students admitted to an online bachelor's degree program will be considered for the Academic Achievement Award and not the President's Achievement Award.

Merit scholarships can be applied only to tuition, instructional and general fees.

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. 

More information about Fall 2022 first-time student scholarships coming soon!

Scholarship Search Checklist

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


 

We want to make it affordable to finish your degree!

The transfer scholarships listed below are merit scholarships and are awarded automatically to 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.  Transfer scholarships are competitive, and funding is limited.  The awards are for a maximum of 4 semesters and are awarded for fall and spring only.  If the student graduates early, they will forfeit any remaining semesters of eligibility.  The transfer scholarship cannot be extended beyond 4 semesters. 

To be eligible for an award, students must have a minimum a minimum of 24 transfer credit hours, earned after high school graduation, that are accepted as credit at Kent State University, and were used in the GPA calculation at their school.

Scholarship Search Checklist

Many Colleges and departments offer scholarship opportunities.  These scholarship programs often require a separate application.  Use the Scholarship Search Checklist 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.