Current Student Scholarships

Kent State Stark offers a host of scholarships to its currently enrolled students. These scholarships are funded through generous gifts and donations by family foundations and the Kent State Stark campus community. A scholarship committee consisting of Kent State Stark faculty, administration, staff and students selects the scholarship recipients. 

PREPARE NOW FOR 2023-24 SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Complete or renew your 2023-24 FAFSA. The application opened Oct. 1.
  2. Attend a Stark Scholarship Workshop. These workshops are designed to help you make a targeted plan and gives you advice on how to make your application and essay stand out! In-person and virtual options are available.
  3. If needed, schedule an appointment for one-to-one help with the scholarship process. Select "Scholarship Assistance for Stark Students" when scheduling your appointment.
  4. Throughout November and December, visit a scholarship information table in the Main Hall Lobby and Campus Center to have your questions answered about applying for scholarships.

Scholarship Universe at Kent State  
NEW FOR 2023-24! 

Kent State's ScholarshipUniverse is a new search portal that helps match students to scholarships and how you'll apply for Stark Current Student scholarships.

To get started, you’ll need to complete a Student Profile. The questions you’ll be asked to answer will help match you to scholarships. While you don’t have to answer all of these questions – the more you answer, the better your search results will be. In addition, ScholarshipUniverse is able to match students to external scholarship opportunities.

COMPLETE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSE STUDENT PROFILE
Note: Stark scholarships will be viewable in ScholarshipUniverse in January 2023. 


2023-24 STARK CURRENT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

1. UNDERSTAND YOUR ELIGIBILITY

  • Scholarships are available to currently enrolled Stark students who are registered for Stark courses for the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Scholarships are for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters, provided that the student meets enrollment requirements each semester. Scholarships are not available for summer terms.
  • Awarded amounts will be divided between the fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise noted.
  • Scholarship availability, criteria and award amounts are subject to change.

2. VIEW AVAILABLE STARK SCHOLARSHIPS

2023-24 STARK CURRENT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP LIST pdf

3. WRITE YOUR ESSAYS BEFORE APPLYING

  • Each scholarship requires an essay. Essay questions are identified in the list above. Responses should be 300-500 words.
  • Have your essays written before you apply in ScholarshipUniverse. 
  • If you reference an organization or discuss your involvement with a Kent State or community service activity, at the end of your essay, provide the name and phone number of the person who can verify your involvement.

4. APPLY IN SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSE BY MARCH 1

  • Complete your Student Profile in ScholarshipUniverse.
  • Your Student Profile will match you with eligible scholarships and you can search available scholarships for Kent State Stark and Kent State University. Follow the prompts to apply.
  • There is no longer a separate Stark Current Student scholarship application.
  • Follow all instructions carefully and apply by the March 1, 2023 deadline.