Scholarships

Transfer students may receive only one of the following transfer awards: Honors Academic Achievement Award; Kent State Bound Scholarships; or Transfer Scholarship.

Scholarship Name Criteria How to Apply Amount Deadline Remarks
Honors Academic Achievement Awards Incoming transfer students from four-year college/university or community college with 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Contact the Honors College at 330-672-2312 for application. $1,000 Awards made on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to students who have participated in an honors program at the college level.
Kent State Bound Scholarships Incoming transfer students from Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College and Lorain County Community Colleges. Students must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) at one of the above institutions and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Selection process is competitive and 25 awards are available each year. Apply for admission to Kent State by deadline. $1,000 per year, renewable for up to three years. Full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA required. Awarded on a rolling basis Must be admitted to Kent State by the May 1 deadline to be considered. Full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA required.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Incoming transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours to be considered. Three awards are available each year. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship applications are available from the Admissions Office, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH44242. Apply Online $1,000, non-renewable June 1 (Awarded to fall applicants only) Part-time students and students with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
Transfer Scholarship Incoming transfer students from schools other than Cleveland-area community colleges (see Kent Bound Scholarship). Students must have minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Selection process is competitive and a limited number of awards are available each year. Submit complete application for transfer admission (including official college transcripts) by June 1. $1,000 per year, renewable for up to three years. Full-time enrollment and 3.0 GPA required. June 1 Students transferring from Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community or Lorain Community College are not eligible for this award. See Kent Bound Scholarship.
Departmental Scholarships Academic record. Check with the academic department for procedures. Varies Varies Check with your academic department for any special scholarships.

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