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Honors, Awards and Scholarships for Undergraduates

Scholarship deadline is Friday, February 1, 2015

The college of business Administration is offering scholarships and leadership awards for the 2014-2015 academic year.  These scholarships/awards are only offered to business majors and include academic scholarships for Kent State University tuition, book scholarships and leadership awards.

To apply, download the fillable Universal Scholarship Application, complete and print the application and attach all additional materials requested as stated on the application form.  Only one application is needed for most scholarships except where specifically  noted.  Some scholarships have individual applications.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Turn in your application and all required additional materials to: Dean’s Office, BSA 306, College of Business Administration, Kent State University,  Kent, OH 44242.

Scholarships for all majors

Click here  for the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

Albert Miles Memorial Scholarship
Student must be an officially declared business major, sophomore or junior status (30 to 89 hours) and a minimum 3.00 overall GPA.

Alumni Student Endowed Award
Students must be an officially declared business major, currently senior status (minimum of 90 hours) or currently junior status (60 to 89 hours), minimum 2.50 GPA, and demonstrated leadership and service. Two awards given – one senior and one junior.

Arden L. Allyn Cup
An engraved cup presented annually, in honor of Arden L. Allyn, to a graduating senior in the College of Business Administration on the basis of scholastic accomplishment (minimum 3.00 GPA) and demonstrated leadership in student organizations and other community activities.

Carol and Lellan McFarland Scholarship Endowment Fund
This award is given to Business majors who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.  To continue to receive this scholarship beyond one academic year, a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA must be maintained.

Charles J. Pilliod Endowed Scholarship
Recipients shall be selected on the basis of being enrolled in the College of Business Administration, minimum 3.0 GPA, sophomore ranking or higher, must have a leadership role in a student organization, must have relevant work experience and demonstrated interest in international business.  Funds may be applied to tuition, room and board, fees, travel expenses and books and supplies.

Crishal Family Endowed Scholarship
The recipient must be an undergraduate, serious-minded, focused, goal-oriented and desires to become successful in her/his business profession; minimum GPA of 2.8; renewable; preference given to a female student; tuition only.

David R. Fitzsimmons Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student who will have reached sophomore standing (30-59 semester hours) by the time the scholarship is to be used, minimum 2.0 GPA,  pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Business Administration and demonstrates financial need.

Daniel L. and Rosemary L. Rhodes Scholarship
Award given to any qualifying business major. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 15 hours but no more than 60 hours at the start of all semester, 2.50 overall GPA, and demonstrating leadership and service to Kent State and the surrounding community.

Delta Sigma Pi Key
Scholarship key presented by Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity in commerce and business administration, to the graduating senior who has the highest academic average. No application, selected by College.

Donna & Roger Derr Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the College of Business Administration based on prior academic performance, financial need, conclusions drawn from review of application, and demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community.

Elaine Wylie and Marvin G. Haught Scholarship
An award given to any business major with a minimum of 30 hours completed at the beginning of the fall semester, minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

Frank J. Kelly Scholarship

An award given to any College of Business Administration major. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours prior to the beginning of fall semester and a minimum of 3.00 overall GPA.

Dr. George Stevens Emergency Scholarship (Application)
This scholarship's purpose is to provide emergency monetary assistance to College of Business Administration undergraduate majors.  Awards are based on detailed information obtained from the scholarship application.  Applications are accepted year round.

Gross Family Scholarship
Awarded to a qualified College of Business or Education major. Applicants must have minimum 30 credit hours completed prior to the beginning of Fall semester and a minimum 2.25 overall GPA.

James R. Unger Business Scholarship

Recipients shall be selected on the basis of:  COBA major of junior or senior status who is not eligible for academic merit awards and also not eligible for state or federal grant money; minimum overall 2.0 GPA and a minimum 2.5 GPA in their major; award is renewable for students in their junior year who meet criteria; preference for students who maintain full or part time employment, especially during summers, to contribute towards their education costs.

JB Memorial Scholarship
Any College of Business major may receive this award. Qualified applicants must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours and a minimum 3.00 overall GPA, and demonstrated leadership and service to Kent State and surrounding community

Joseph and Judith Tirpak Scholarship
This award is given to any qualifying College of Business Administration major. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 hours completed at the start of Fall semester, minimum 3.00 overall GPA, and financial need. Preference is given to Lake County residents.

Kent Alumni Reach For Excellence Scholarship (KARE)
This award is available for any College of Business major. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to the start of the Fall semester, minimum 3.00 overall GPA, and demonstrated leadership skills and outstanding service.

Milan W. Powers Endowed Scholarship
This award is for College of Business or College of Education students, with preference to graduates of Field High School in Brimfield, OH.  Students must have financial need, a minimum 30 hours completed as of Fall semester, a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and be able to demonstrate leadership on campus and in the community.

Rolland and Marilyn Walk Scholarship
This award is available for any College of Business major who is a sophomore, junior, or senior.  It is renewable up to 3 years.

Major-specific Scholarships

Accounting

To apply, fill out the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

Financial Executive Institute Award
Presented annually to the outstanding business student majoring in either finance or accounting and who has indicated a career objective as a financial executive. No application, selected by department.

The Kenneth Niemann Scholarship
This award was created for individuals pursuing a career in the accounting or finance industry. Applicants must have a minimum 60 hours completed at the start of fall semester with a minimum 3.00 overall GPA.

Additional awards for the Accounting major can be found http://www.kent.edu/business/accounting/scholarship-information/index.cfm.

Computer Information Systems (Application Deadline for CIS Scholarships is February 1, 2015)

Center for Information Systems Tuition Scholarships ( Application)
These awards are for Computer Information Systems majors, pre-majors, and minors. They are offered by the Center for Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at Kent State and may be applied toward Kent State tuition for Fall 2014. At the discretion of the CIS Scholarship Committee up to 6 awards will be made.

Additional awards for the CIS major can be found at http://www.kent.edu/business/centersandchairs/cis/scholarships.cfm

Economics

To apply, fill out the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

Brian Kent Memorial Scholarship
The award is given to an officially declared Economics major. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 45 hours with a minimum 3.00 overall GPA.

Robert C. Bingham Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad ( Application)
This award is available to all College of Business majors. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours completed prior to the beginning of fall semester and a minimum of 3.25 overall GPA. Preference will be given to Economics majors and students enrolled in the Geneva Program. Graduate students may also be considered. Must be full-time graduate student with a concentration in Economics, a minimum of 3.25 GPA, and demonstrated financial need.

Finance

To apply, fill out the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

Cleveland Chapter Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)
This award is given to individuals who are pursuing a career in marketing or finance preferably with an interest in the insurance field. Applicants must have a minimum of 60 hours completed at the start of fall semester, minimum 3.00 overall GPA, financial need, and preference given to students from Northeastern Ohio. All eligible students should apply, however, as all applicants will be considered.

Financial Executive Institute Award
Presented annually to the outstanding business student majoring in either finance or accounting and who has indicated a career objective as a financial executive. No application, selected by department.
The Kenneth Niemann Scholarship
This award was created for individuals pursuing a career in the accounting or finance industry. Applicants must have a minimum 60 hours completed at the start of fall semester with a minimum 3.00 overall GPA.

National Interstate Insurance Leadership scholarship
Recipients shall be selected on the basis of having attained sophomore, junior or senior academic standing and/or must be a post graduate student returning to complete the Bachelors of Science in Insurance Studies degree or a related  College of Business Administration degree.  Recipient must be enrolled full time at any Kent State campus and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in either community or university activities.

Management

To apply, fill out the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

Angelo and Joyce Kinicki Scholarship 
Awarded to a full time, undergraduate senior  majoring in  Management.  Student must be an OH resident, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 with proven financial need; nonrenewable.

Marketing and Entrepreneurship

To apply, fill out the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

Advertising Club of Akron Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to a declared Marketing major. Recipient must have a minimum of 60 completed credit hours and a minimum 2.50 overall GPA. First consideration will be given to students from Summit, Medina and Portage Counties. All eligible students should apply, however, as all applicants will be considered

Cleveland Chapter Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)
This award is given to individuals who are pursuing a career in marketing or finance preferably with an interest in the insurance field. Applicants must have a minimum of 60 hours completed at the start of fall semester, minimum 3.00 overall GPA, financial need, and preference given to students from Northeastern Ohio. All eligible students should apply, however, as all applicants will be considered.

Donald S. Grant Entrepreneurship (Application)
An award for a pre-entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship major or minor with a minimum of 60 hours completed at the beginning of Fall semester, minimum of 3.00 overall GPA. The award is split
between scholarship and travel expenses to be determined by College.

Gary M. Gale Associates, Inc. Marketing Scholarship
An award given to a junior or senior marketing major with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Priority is given to students with demonstrated leadership and service to Kent State and the surrounding community. Special requirement: The top candidates, as determined by the selection Committee, will be interviewed by the Assistant Dean. The interview will be taped and sent to Mr. Gale for his input. The top candidates will be notified.

James & Phyllis DiFiore Endowed Scholarship in the Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation
Awarded to a  student in their junior year or greater, pursuing a  major in Entrepreneurship with a 3.0 GPA and in need of financial aid; funds may be applied to  tuition.

Link's Foundation, Inc. Entrepreneurship Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a major or minor in entrepreneurship. Applicants must have a minimum 60 hours completed at the start of fall semester with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Other considerations: US citizen, Ohio resident, demonstrated financial need and willing to mentor a high school student.

Mickey Dover Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Marketing major with a demonstrated interest in organizational communications and/or public relations. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours completed prior to fall semester and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The International Material Marketing Society - L. Hollis Memorial Scholarship
An award given to individuals interested in transportation, logistics and material management. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and a minimum 2.75 overall GPA.

The Nancy Martin Beckwith Memorial Scholarship
An award for students enrolled in the College of Business Administration Marketing major. Applicants must have minimum 30 hours completed at the start of fall semester, minimum 3.00 overall GPA, and demonstrated leadership and community service. Primary consideration will be given to women applicants.

Ray's Place Scholarship
This award is given to a full-time junior or senior with preference for an entrepreneurship major (next priority to a marketing major) who has a minimum 2.60 cumulative GPA, works a minimum of 15 hours per week and has financial need.

Tim Eippert Scholarship for Entrepreneurship
This award is given to students enrolled in the College of Business administration's Entrepreneurship major. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours completed prior to the beginning of fall semester.

Victor P. Gravereau Marketing Honorary Scholarship

An award presented to a Marketing major with the highest scholastic achievement. No application, selected by department.

Operations Management

To apply, fill out the Universal College of Business scholarship/leadership award application.

The International Material Marketing Society - L. Hillis Memorial Scholarship
An award given to individuals interested in transportation, logistics and material management. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours and a minimum 2.75 overall GPA.

Thomas Kelty Memorial APICS Scholarship

An award to an outstanding Junior in the College of Business Administration in the Operations Management major. It is presented on the basis of scholastic accomplishment.  Department selects.

Scholarships for Business Experiences

Click on each scholarship for individual application. 

Kenneth L. Calhoun International Scholarship (Application)

The Kenneth L. Calhoun Internship Scholarship is made possible from a grant awarded from the Kenneth L. Calhoun Trust.  This one-time scholarship award (up to $1500) is available to students from/residing in Summit County who are participating in an approved, for- credit, unpaid internship

Students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and meet all other departmental prerequisites to qualify.  Eligible majors:  ACCT, BMGT, CIS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, MAE, MBA, MSA, MKTG, MMTG, OPMG. Applications must be submitted within two weeks of commencing the internship.  All scholarship awards are deposited into the student's Bursar's account.  Failure to successfully complete the internship will result in the revocation of scholarship funds.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Click on each scholarship for individual application. 

Robert C. Bingham Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad
This award is available to all College of Business majors. Applicants must have a minimum of 30 credit hours completed prior to the beginning of fall semester and a minimum of 3.25 overall GPA. Preference will be given to Economics majors and students enrolled in the Geneva Program. Graduate students may also be considered. Must be full-time graduate student with a concentration in Economics, a minimum of 3.25 GPA, and demonstrated financial need.  Only one award is made per academic year.  Interested students should inquire about scholarship availability in the Dean's Office.

College of Business International Scholarship ( Application)
The International Scholarship is to support College of Business Administration undergraduate and graduate students who intend to participate in international study. Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500. Students must be a College of Business undergraduate major or a graduate student within the College of Business. Students must have a minimum of 30 semester hours completed or graduate status, as well as a 3.0 GPA. Applications are accepted year round. ( Additional Information)

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