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

First-year students who apply for admission for Fall 2022, by February 1, 2022, will automatically be considered for merit scholarships offered by the Honors College and the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.  Students must be admitted by December 1, 2021 to be considered for an invitation to apply to the Honors College.

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. 

To be considered for a scholarship, you must be a U.S. citizen, be admitted to a bachelor’s degree granting major and plan to enroll full-time at the Kent Campus.

Kent State University makes every effort to provide accurate, timely and current information. However, the University reserves the right to change without notice any statement due to federal, state or institutional changes in policies, procedures or regulations.