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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

Eligibility

You will be considered for first-year student merit scholarships if you apply to Kent State University by March 1, 2022. You must apply and be admitted to Kent State University by December 1, 2022 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.

Allowances

Merit scholarships can be applied only to tuition, instructional and general fees.  If a combination of the merit scholarship and any other tuition award exceeds the cost of tuition at Kent State University, the scholarship may be reduced or cancelled. If you will be the recipient of a Kent State University Employee Tuition Benefit Waiver, NEOMED employee tuition benefit or a tuition waiver offered by another college or university, your tuition scholarship offer will be reduced or cancelled.   

Test-Optional Scores & Test Score Impact on Scholarships

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.  If submitted, the latest test scores that will be accepted for scholarship purposes is December 2021. Test scores taken after December 2021 will not be considered in the scholarship review process. 

Kent State will provide you with our best scholarship offer, regardless of whether test scores are used in your admission decision. 

Each of the scholarship programs listed below are competitive.  Awards are not guaranteed.

Eligibility

You will be considered for first-year student merit scholarships if you apply to Kent State University by March 1, 2022. You must apply and be admitted to Kent State University by December 1, 2022 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.

Allowances

Merit scholarships can be applied only to tuition, instructional and general fees. .  If a combination of the merit scholarship and any other tuition award exceeds the cost of tuition at Kent State University, the scholarship may be reduced or cancelled. If you will be the recipient of a Kent State University Employee Tuition Benefit Waiver, NEOMED employee tuition benefit or a tuition waiver offered by another college or university, your tuition scholarship offer will be reduced or cancelled.   

Test-Optional Scores & Test Score Impact on Scholarships

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.  If submitted, the latest test scores that will be accepted for scholarship purposes is December 2021. Test scores taken after December 2021 will not be considered in the scholarship review process. 

Kent State will provide you with our best scholarship offer, regardless of whether test scores are used in your admission decision. 

Each of the scholarship programs listed below are competitive.  Awards are not guaranteed.

 

We want to make it affordable to finish your degree!

Merit Scholarships

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an award, students must have 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.