Freshman Merit Scholarships – Domestic Freshmen

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All admitted domestic freshmen are automatically considered for a merit scholarship.
(these scholarship amounts are available for the 2015 school terms as well as the January 2016 term)

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 $2,500 - $15,500 / year.

Award Levels:

  • Presidential  $15,500
  • Trustee $14,500
  • Provost $13,500
  • Academic Achievement $2,500

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 13, 2015.

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, 2015. 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 2015-2016

DECA Scholarship

2015-2016 Recipients:

Rachel Brown - Saginaw, MI
Cameron Flaschenriem - Watkins, MN

Delphi – Kettering Partner Program

FIRST Robotics

2015-2016 Recipients:

 Jeff Ayling - Birch Run, MI
 David Baas - Byron Center, MI
 Tyler Baker - Ortonville, MI
 Isabel Barbosa-Rios - Allen Park, MI
 Sean Bleicher - Fenton, MI
 Adam Blocker - Hampton, SC
 Brian Boehm - Oakdale, MN
 Dylan Brewer - Flint, MI
 Daniel Castro - Pontiac, MI
 Andrew Damiani - Eastpointe, MI
 Emily Dunkel - Essexville, MI
 Derek Gee - Clinton Twp, MI
 Jacquelynn Gillie - Flint, MI
 Dakota Hage - Chesaning, MI
 David Jann - Howell, MI
 Benjamin Kastner - Grand Rapids, MI
 Karla Kemp - Williamston, MI
 John Lloyd - Linden, MI
 Madeleine Logeais - St. Paul, MN
 Connor Lowery - Oakdale, NY
 Andrew Luchenback - White Lake, MI
 Logan Luttrell - Canton, MI
 Evan Mince - Oxford, MI
 Hannah Moore - Traverse City, MI
 Zachary Moore - Novi, MI
 Carl Pickl - New Carlisle, OH
 Emily Poirier - Washington Twp, MI
 Brandon Potts - Richmond, MI
 Lauren Pudvan - Leawood, KS
 Matthew Schafer - Fremont, MI
 Nathan Schelh - South Lyon, MI
 Drew Sedam - Oxford, MI
 Ronnie Sherrer - Flint, MI
 Breahna Snay - Port Huron, MI
 Henry Velasquez - Grand Rapids, MI
 Zachary Walls - Grand Blanc, MI
 Brendan Young - Saginaw, MI

Lear Scholars Program 

National Co-op Scholarship

2015-2016 Recipients:

 John Allen - Columbus, OH
 Hannah Armstrong - Burtchville, MI
 Natasha Bair - Armada, MI
 Logan Carley - Horton, MI
 Ashley Casey - Chesterfield, MI
 Autumn Coulter - Macomb, MI
 Romer Garcia - Caledonia, MI
 Marcus Gelder - Belding, MI
 Collin Hurley - Canton, MI
 Kristopher Klug - Howell, MI
 John Krieg - Sterling Hts, MI
 Rebecca Miller - St. Clair, MI
 Adam Murray - Ransomville, NY
 Brennen Proudfit - Caledonia, MI
 Nicolas Rizza - Shelby Township, MI
 Stephen Rose - Wayland, MI
 Dane Smith - Romulus, MI
 Spencer Streibel - Oberlin, OH
 Jason Walls - Conesus, NY
 Christian Ybarra - San Antonio, TX

Riggs Scholarship

2015-2016 Recipients:

Beenish Ali - Troy, MI
Trevor Bennett - Grand Blanc, MI
Annamarie Cappetto - Troy, MI

STRUTS (Support Through Robotics for Undergraduate Talented Students) Scholarship

2015-2016 Recipients:

 Jeff Ayling - Birch Run, MI
 Tyler Baker - Ortonville, MI
 Kyle Colby - Hopkins, MI
 Derek Gee - Clinton Twp, MI
 Bradley Henry - Lambertville, MI
 Austin Howard - Alger, MI
 David Jann - Howell, MI
 Nathan Mont - Grand Blanc, MI
 Hannah Moore - Traverse City, MI
 Emily Poirier - Washington Twp, MI
 Mckensie Winn - Trenton, MI

VEX Robotics

2015-2016 Recipients:

Robert Goetschkes - Bellevue, NE
Matthew Ziamba - Perry, OH

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