Scholarships for Incoming Students
The School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in our programs to help manage school expenses. Scholarship awards can be based on a variety of criteria, including academic merit, talent and demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship award recipients need to fill out a SODA (Student Online Donor Acknowledgment Form) before the funds will be released to their bursar’s account.
Complete the (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid if you have not already done so. Be sure to designate Kent State University to receive your FAFSA results. Failure to complete the FAFSA will eliminate you from consideration for need-based scholarships.
Before submitting the application and uploading supporting documentation, students should review the individual eligibility criteria. All scholarships must include:
- Completed application form;
- GPA as of the previous semester; and
- Uploaded portfolio
The incoming student scholarship application is now closed.
American Greetings Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Design
The Christopher and Judith Everett Endowed Scholarship for Photography
Judy Everett Wilson Scholarship
Lewis and Dona Williams Endowed Scholarship
Richard Sweet Memorial Scholarship in Art
VCD Alumni Scholarship
Walker-Buchanan Founders Award
Wallace J. Hagedorn Scholarship
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Incoming freshmen may qualify for need-based grants and loans, as well as need- and merit-based Kent State University scholarships. Out-of-state students may be eligible for the President’s Scholarship or the University Award that reduce the out-of-state tuition surcharge.
Learn more about university scholarships
All high school seniors who have been admitted to Kent State's College of Communication and Information (CCI) are invited to apply for CCI scholarships.
The CCI Incoming Student Scholarship Application is now closed.