Freshman Merit Scholarships – Domestic Freshmen

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Merit Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance. Academic performance indicators used to assess merit awards include a combination of ACT and / or SAT scores, plus GPA. All accepted applicants are reviewed by the scholarship review committee. Merit Awards have a range of $3,000 - $16,000 / year.

Award Levels:

  • Presidential  $16,000
  • Trustee $15,000
  • Provost $14,000
  • Academic Achievement $3,000

Grade/Score Improvement: Kettering uses the cumulative GPA or a recomputed GPA (math, lab science, English only), whichever is higher. The highest subject matter scores on the ACT or SAT are calculated to award the merit scholarship. Kettering does not use the writing score on either the ACT or the SAT. Also, if your grades or ACT/SAT scores improve, Kettering reevaluates and adjusts your scholarship accordingly. All test scores and grades must be received by March 11, 2016.

We strongly encourage all students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for any need-based aid for which they qualify beyond the amount of the merit award.  Visit our Net-Price Calculator to determine your potential award qualifications.

Kettering University: An Affordable Education that Works! Wages earned as a result of co-op or an experiential learning experience can be used to off-set the cost of your education. On average, students earn $40,000 - $65,000 over the course of the program. Those dollars are above and beyond any merit scholarship, need-based-aid or other financial assistance you may receive. Review Kettering's Co-op Wage and Benefits Survey. Please note that all or portions of your Kettering Merit Scholarship may be underwritten by endowment funds given by generous friends of the University.

Kettering University Need-Based Grants

To qualify for other forms of financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at beginning January 1, 2016. To be considered for any need-based aid, federal loans, and/or work study programs, you are required to complete the FAFSA. Include Kettering University's school code 002262 on your application. Nearly 98% of the entering class received financial aid or scholarships. For this reason, all families are encouraged to file a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) to take advantage of the University's need-based aid and state and federal gift aid. You should consider filing the FAFSA, even if you think you may not qualify. 


Important Note: In addition to need-based aid and merit scholarships, wages earned as a result of co-op or an experiential learning experience can be used to off-set the cost of a student's education. Review Kettering's Co-op Wage and Benefits Survey.

Other Kettering Scholarships Opportunities for the entering class of 2016-2017

Cerri Scholarship   

DECA Scholarship

Delphi – Kettering Partner Program

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

  • up to $5,000 per year
  • Renewable for up to 5 years
  • Online Application
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2016

Lear Scholars Program 

Riggs Scholarship

Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship

VEX Robotics Scholarship

Private Scholarship Search