Kettering University recognizes that all of its students are extraordinary achievers! Upperclassmen have opportunities to apply for individual Kettering scholarships.

Download the application. Read more about the upperclass scholarship criteria.

Upperclass Scholarship Application Instructions

All endowed scholarship applications submitted must include:

  • Endowed scholarship application form: Be sure all items are completed legibly (attach an additional sheet of paper, if necessary).
  • Endowed scholarship checklist: The checklist allows you to tell us for which scholarships you are applying.
  • Additional documents and/or essays: Some scholarships require letters of recommendations, or essays. It is the student’s responsibility to be sure the application is complete with any additional documents prior to submitting it to the financial aid office. Incomplete applications may be denied scholarship consideration.
  • When criteria includes financial need, students must submit the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Return all  the application materials to: Kettering University Financial Aid Office by April 17, 2015.

You can email your application to

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be required to submit a thank you letter addressed to the donor before the scholarship will be credited to your account. Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of students like you. Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often help secure continuing gifts for future students.

Buick Achievers Scholarship

  • The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award up to $25,000 per year for 50 students
  • Available for four years, and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program
  • Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, February 27, 2015

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, students will need to meet the criteria listed below:

  • Sophomore/Junior (Second and third year students)
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher
  • Majors related to Automotive Engineering (Preferred majors:
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science Engineering)
  • Strong communication skills (i.e. English Proficient)
  • Leadership role in academic or community based- settings (ex. On campus organizations, community volunteer work, other engineering related activities)


  • 1 recommendation letter from a faculty member
  • 1 page essay (400-500 words) describing their interest in Automotive Engineering, leadership role(s) held, and why they're the best candidate for this scholarship

Other Details:

  • Scholarship recipients will be connected with our Ford Blue Oval Scholars database and initiative, which allows the company to maintain an ongoing relationship with its scholarship winners. They will also be connected with the corporate STEM strategic initiative.
  • Scholarship Recipients will be given high visibility– our intention is to make this scholarship an honor to receive.

Please send your one page essay and letter of recommendation to the Financial Aid Office.

Deadline: March 16, 2015

The Russell J. Ebeid “Closing the GAP” Scholarship for Students at Kettering University

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an enrolled third or fourth year student at Kettering University majoring in an Engineering field
  • Meet GAP scholarship criteria of Kettering University
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Complete an essay outlining career aspirations and personal goals
  • Agree to provide career data upon graduation
  • List service activities in community

Download the application.

Deadline: March 1, 2015