Q. HOW DO I APPLY FOR HONORS SCHOLARSHIPS AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY?
Students who have been admitted to Kent State University and received an invitation to apply to the Honors College should complete the Honors College application by the January 15th deadline. If admitted to the Honors College, students will be considered for an Honors Distinction Award at the value of $2000 per academic year. This award is renewable for up to four years or graduation, whichever comes first. Recipients must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours on the Kent campus for the scholarship to apply to that semester’s bill.
Additional Honors College scholarship opportunities are awarded to incoming freshmen based on their academic achievements, financial need, selected major, leadership experience and extracurricular activities. The student's application for Honors College admission is used to determine eligibility and selection. No additional application is necessary. If a student is selected for an additional Honors College scholarship, they are notified by both email and mail by April 1st.
In addition to scholarships awarded by the Admissions Office, Honors College and Student Financial Aid Office, students can apply for scholarships awarded by various departments at Kent State University. Applications can be found in the University’s ScholarshipUniverse portal. Sign into ScholarshipUniverse using your Flashline credentials, complete your student profile, and answer embedded questionnaires to identify eligible scholarships. You may also use the Search box in the upper righthand corner of ScholarshipUniverse to search and apply for specific scholarships.
Scholarship awards are based on academic performance and in some cases, the student’s academic major, financial need, extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership. Further information about these scholarships and how to apply can be found on the Honors College scholarship page.
Q. WHAT IF I MISSED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?
If your scholarship application is received late, you will be placed on a waiting list. If additional awards become available, on-time applicants will be reviewed first. If awards are still available, we will then consider all scholarship applicants.
Q. CAN I USE MY SCHOLARSHIP AT A REGIONAL CAMPUS?
Most Honors College scholarships require that you enroll the Kent Campus of Kent State University for minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. Please refer to the stipulations associated with your specific scholarship award. This information is often available on your FlashLine account. You can also contact the Honors College scholarship coordinator for more information.
Q. DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS EVERY YEAR?
If the scholarship you are currently receiving is a non-renewable scholarship, you will have to reapply to be considered for the scholarship during the upcoming year. If your scholarship is a renewable scholarship, then the scholarship will be renewed automatically, provided that you have met the renewal criteria. The renewal criteria varies for each scholarship. Please refer to the stipulations associated with your specific scholarship award. This information is often available on your FlashLine account. You can also contact the Honors College scholarship coordinator for more information.
Q. WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY AND RENEWAL CRITERIA FOR MY SCHOLARSHIP?
Scholarship stipulations for awards made by the Honors College are available on your FlashLine account. Please follow the directions below and contact the Honors College scholarship coordinator if you have any questions.
- Login to your FlashLine Account at www.kent.edu
- Click on the Student tab in the left column
- Under Finances, choose Financial Aid
- Click Financial Aid Awards
- Under Aid for Award Year, choose the appropriate Award Year from the drop-down menu and click Submit
- Click on the Accept Award Offer tab
- Click on the name of each scholarship and carefully read the Eligibility and Renewal Criteria for that award
Q. IF I DID NOT MEET THE RENEWAL CRITERIA IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MY SCHOLARSHIP NEXT YEAR, IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?
Students who did not meet the criteria required for the renewal of their scholarship have the opportunity to appeal. You must submit an appeal to the Dean of the Honors College explaining what extenuating circumstances contributed to you not meeting the criteria, and provide documentation if applicable.