Freshman Merit Scholarships – Domestic Freshmen

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All admitted domestic freshmen are automatically considered for a merit scholarship.

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 June 1, 2014.

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. Click here to 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, 2014. 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

FIRST Robotics

2014-15 FIRST Scholarship Winners

Collin Barlage, Rochester MI
Meghan Borgerding, Flint MI
Kyle Bristoll, Temperance MI
Scott Brodesser, South Lyon MI
Stefan Carter, Grand Blanc MI
Hiers Childs, Mount Pleasant SC
Zachary Coblentz, Davison MI
Geoffrey Corbin, Grosse Pointe MI
Benjamin Darnell, Ypsilanti MI
Kija Davis, Kokomo IN
Matthew Degraff, Chelsea MI

Laurel Donatelli, Pittsburgh PA
Matthew Dunklee, Canton MI
Aron Ferguson, Fenton MI
Jason Franklin, Flint MI
Nicolas Henry, Linden MI
Andrew Lobos, Millersville PA
Benjamin Luckett, Saint Joseph MI
Michael MacKey, Ramsey NJ
Andrew Matthews, Novi MI
Jeremy Maxey-Vesperman, Culpeper VA
Trevor Montour, Brighton MI
Evan Murphy, Detroit MI
Michael Nessner, Zeeland MI
Robert Oakley, The Woodlands TX
Ryan Reichenbach, Madison Heights MI
Laura Schimmel, Oxford MI
Titus Shumaker, Oxford MI
Brandon Sidoti, Temperence MI
George Wilkinson, Tarpon Springs FL
Wyatt Wilkinson, Flint MI
Evan Wolfert, Clarkston MI

DECA Scholarship

  • Involved in DECA
  • Deadline:  March 10, 2014
  • Award:  up to $2,500/year    Total Value:  up to $11,500
  • 2014 DECA Application

Russell J. Ebeid '62 ACCESS Scholarship 

  • Arab-American students
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2014
  • Award:  $5,000/year   Total Value:  up to $22,500

Opportunity Scholarship for Women and Students of Color 


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