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Financial Aid and Scholarships

For Graduate Students

Graduate Financial Aid

The Student Financial Aid Office at Kent State University provides relevant information at its website at  A number of selected Master's and Doctoral students in our program receive graduate assistantships in terms of both teaching and research assistance appointments. These appointments provide students with research and teaching opportunities and responsibilities for the academic year.

Teaching assignments could include undergraduate service courses such as Personal Health, Human Sexuality, or Drugs & Health while some professional courses are also available. (Community Health, Consumer Health, Health Counseling, Program Planning.) Research activities include opportunities to work with faculty on research and/or grant projects. .

Graduate Scholarships

Florence Hellman Graduate Student Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Graduate students, Masters or PhD, majoring in Health Education who are in good standing and enrolled at the Kent University main campus

  • Annual amount: $100-$1,000

  • Available to: Kent State University main campus

  • Time for Application: February, each year

  • Renewable: No

  • Application: Application Form for Download, or contact program coordinator or adviser

Graduate Student Grant

All GSS grants (domestic travel, international travel, and research) now have online, digital applications. Yes, some documents will need to be uploaded, and recommendation letters (when applicable) will need to be mailed to GSS by those writing the letters, but all the preliminary applications are now online.

1. International Travel Grant (application deadline: August 22, 5pm)
· Contact: Mike Allen (<>)

2. Domestic Travel (application deadline: September 12, 5pm—subject to change):
· Contact: Rachel Undercoffer (<>) and Megan Williamson (<>)

3. Research Grant (application deadline: Sept. 6, 2011)
· Contact: Lisa Regula Meyer (<>)

The School of Health Science (SHS) small grant (depending on availability)


To provide funds for graduate students in SHS who wish to conduct a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. These research projects must be designed to yield finished products such as presentations at professional conferences and/or peer-reviewed publications. They could be used to fund a Thesis or Dissertation if the project can be completed for $500.00.  

Who is eligible:

Master’s or Doctoral students may apply for one (1) small SHS grant per academic year.

Amount available:

The maximal amount awarded to an individual is $500.00.

How to apply:

Submit all proposals to the SHS small grant application coordinator, Dr. Jacob Barkley, via email ( Applications are not to exceed two (2) typed, single-spaced pages using one-inch margins and a 12 font. These limits do not include references which can be listed on a third page. The proposal must include the following headings:

1. Background – A brief statement of the problem, previous literature and where additional research is needed.
2. Purpose – A clear explanation of the purpose of the proposed study. Ideally the proposed study will be filling gaps in previous research outlined in the Background section.
3. Methods – A clear description of the research design, participants and methodology that will be employed for the proposed study.
4. Budget – A table outlining the costs associated with the proposed study. Only funds for direct costs associated with the study can be requested (i.e. participant re-imbursement, equipment purchase).
5. Goals – A list of specific goals the student wishes to achieve with the proposed study.

Graduate Student Award from College Graduate Studies:

Designed to recruit and support academically excellent graduate students from underrepresented groups. 

  1. Graduate Dean’s Travel Award:  To be initiated in spring 2013, the award assists applicants with the costs of travel to Kent for campus interviews and visits. 
  2. Graduate Dean’s Award:  Initiated in spring 2012, the award supplements stipends offered by an applicant’s graduate programs.

Please direct questions regarding either award to Kate McAnulty, Director of Graduate Student Services at or 330.672.2180.

For Undergraduate Students

Scholarships (nominations go to the program)

Rosemary Amos Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students (FR/SO/JR/SR) majoring in Health Education with a commitment to human service, and having a financial need

  • Annual amounts: $200.00-$1500.00

  • Available to: Kent State University main campus

  • Deadline for Application: February

  • Renewable: Yes

  • Application: Application Form can be downloaded here

Gwendolyn Scott Outstanding Senior Award

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate seniors majoring in Health Education with academic excellence, outstanding work in leadership and service, and who have an interest in a health profession within the Kent community

  • Annual Award: $ 50.00-$100.00 (one award available)

  • Available to: Kent State University main campus

  • Deadline for Application: April

  • Renewable: No

Upcoming Scholarships for February, 2013

Kent State Scholarships

Florence Hellman Graduate Student Scholarship (Deadline: February, Each Year)

Award: $100-1000

Available to graduate students majoring in Health Education who are in good standing and enrolled at the Kent University main campus. It is not renewable. Click link for application.

Alice Elgin Fenn Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: February 16)

Award: Varies

Available to Health Education and Promotion majors. Please contact Dr. Dianne Kerr for more information

Phone: 330-672-7977

Dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Services (Deadline: February 15)

Award: Varies

Must be enrolled in a program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at the Kent Campus. Scholarship money is available to both undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, who demonstrate leadership in the College, and maintain the required grade point average. This scholarship is awarded by semester. Your current FAFSA information will be used to determine eligibility.

Phone: Julie Wilcox 330-672-0556

Mary Maher Smith Scholarship (Deadline: February 15th)

Award: Spring 2013: $300 dollars 

Must be enrolled in a teacher licensure program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services Must be pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate degree in EHHS Must be a US Citizen Must have a completed FAFSA on file with Kent State Student Financial Aid and demonstrate financial need Must be in good academic standing

Phone: Julie Wilcox 330-672-0556

Dennis Luchin Scholarship Fund for Concerned Educators of Black Students(No Deadline)

Award: Varies

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide academic support to African American students demonstrating financial need pursuing a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in Reading Education at Kent State University.

Application Procedure:

Contact Dr. Alexa Sandmann, 404 White Hall,

Diane M. Burbick Gifted Education Graduate Scholarship (Deadline: February 14)

Print Application

Diane M. Burbick was totally committed to the concept and importance of gifted and talented educational programs. So that her work may continue, this scholarship is being awarded to help fund the education of future gifted and talented teachers and provide auxiliary funding to local gifted and talented programs. Recipient must be a graduate student seeking licensure or certification in Gifted Education. Preference will be given to the outcome of a personal interview, which will look at the recipient’s motivation, character, ability, and potential

Complete this Diane M. Burbick application and return it to the Dean’s Office, 408 White Hall,

Dorothy M. And Mildred G. Lucke Scholarship For Nutrition and Dietetics(Deadline: Feb 14)

Award: Up to $2,500

This scholarship was established in 1995 to provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students in the field of nutrition and dietetics.  One award will be made annually to an undergraduate student and two awards to graduate students, depending on the number of qualified students. Awards for undergraduate students may be up to $1000 and graduate students up to $2500.

Emeriti Faculty Scholarship Award(Deadline Feb 14)

Award: Varies


This scholarship is funded by the Emeriti Faculty of this college. This is a group of distinguished former faculty members who have a long and important history with this college.  They wish to continue to demonstrate the value they place on learning, and their steadfast commitment to the college and its students. This gift is to encourage this college's students to continually pursue the highest levels of distinction and public service.

Only two scholarships will be awarded per academic year, one at the graduate level and one at the senior or junior level. The amount of the scholarship may vary from year to year, dependent upon monies generated through College of Education, Health, and Human Services Emeriti donations. Graduate students and junior/seniors across the College's six units are eligible to apply.

Eva Medved Endowed Scholarship (Deadline February 15)

Award: $500

This scholarship was established in 1998 to support nutrition students in their Master of Science degree program with their research, or for a senior student who has applied to the dietetic internship. This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress. Nutrition students in the second year of their master's of science program or a graduating senior who has applied to the dietetic internship. Minimum grade point average of 3.0. Work experience related to the nutrition field. Demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community

Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship (Deadline February 08)

Award: $10,000

The Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities who demonstrate a commitment, through coursework or experience, to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education, child development/child psychology, film/television production, music, or animation. You must have the ultimate goal of working in the field of children's media to be considered for this award. This award will support research on the relationship between children's use of media and learning, development of program concepts or extended development, and a professional internship in an organization that is relevant to your goal. Two letters of recommendation are required.

General Graduate Scholarship (Deadline: Feb 1)

Award: $500-2500

This scholarship is for African American women working on a professional degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree, or who are enrolled in post-doctoral study. Scholarships will be awarded for full-time study for one academic year.

Remember: Visit for more scholarship opportunities throughout the year!

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