Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Kettering University is a leader in providing STEM and Management students with generous scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships For Kettering Students

Kettering University Merit Scholarship

  • Merit Scholarship amounts range from $8,500 to $17,500 and are applicable to tuition only.
  • Merit Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance (GPA).
  • Test superscores (SAT/ACT) will also be considered for Merit Scholarships, if officially submitted.
  • Test scores will never negatively influence either a student's University application or Merit Scholarship consideration.
  • Transfer Merit Scholarships are based on GPA from a minimum of 24 credit hours earned at the transfer institution.
  • The scholarship review committee reviews all accepted applicants.

Deadline

Upgrades to Merit Scholarships will be considered based on updated official transcripts (GPA) and test scores received by February 1, 2023. Following February 1, only the GPA and test scores submitted at time of application will be considered. Kettering will adhere to this deadline regardless of changes/cancellations made by ACT or College Board.

Scholarships Offered by Kettering University

Affinity Scholarship

Amount
Up to $3,000 per year, renewable

Criteria
To receive the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to Kettering University as an entering freshman or transfer student and meet one or more of the criteria below:

  • Sibling of a currently enrolled Kettering University student. 
  • Have a parent, step-parent in residence, or grandparent who graduated from GMI/Kettering University.
  • Financial need may be a consideration.

To receive the full $3,000, the student needs to meet both of the above criteria. If the student meets one of the criteria, then $2,000 will be awarded. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Endowed Scholarships

Kettering University has endowed scholarships for incoming First Year students and current students.

Amount

$1,000-10,000

Criteria

Each endowed scholarship will have it's own criteria listed. There are scholarship opportunities based on need and/or GPA.

Deadline

  • The incoming student deadline is March 1.
  • The current student deadline is April 1.

Admitted and current students can apply for Endowment Scholarships through Scholarship Universe.


If you receive an endowed scholarship, you will be asked to send a Thank You to the donor(s) that make the scholarship possible.

Esports Scholarship

Amount

Up to $4,000 per year, renewable based on participation

Criteria: Kettering University is thrilled to build out our roster of competitive gamers. Kettering competes in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League,  Super Smash Bro's, and Valorant. The Esports Scholarships are designed for new entering students who are active competitors and who will be engaged with the Kettering Esports team. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
  • Students must enroll as full-time Kettering students for the immediate upcoming academic year. 
  • Students must be competitive in games played by Kettering's Esports teams.
  • Students must be recommended for consideration by a Kettering University Esports coach as a preferred future member of the Kettering Esports Team.
  • Esports scholarships are renewed on an annual basis based on continuing participation and recommendation of the Esports coach.
  • Financial need may be a consideration.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Kettering University Coding and Programming Scholarship

Amount
Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria: These competitive awards are made to admitted freshmen or transfer students involved as participants or mentors in competitive organizations and events relating to programming, app development, hackathons, Google or Intel-sponsored computer science-related events, techfests, Girls Who Code, etc. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply. 

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1.
  • Two letters of recommendation (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
  • An essay (500-1000 words) about your participation with competitive organizations and events relating to programming, app development, hackathons, Google or Intel-sponsored computer science-related events, techfests, Girls Who Code, or other similarly-themed activities. Be sure to tell us how long you’ve been involved, what roles/responsibilities you’ve had either as an individual competitor or while on a team, your leadership experience, any particular projects you’ve worked on, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how participating has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
  • Financial need may be a consideration.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Kettering University DECA, Collegiate DECA, BPA, and FBLA Scholarship

Amount
Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria: These competitive awards are made to students and mentors admitted to Kettering University as entering freshmen or transfer students who are active members or mentors either of DECA, Collegiate DECA, Business Professionals of America, or Future Business Leaders of America. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply. 

Requirements for consideration:

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
  • Applicants must be currently and actively involved in competition. Transfer students who are active in Collegiate DECA, or as mentors of DECA, BPA or FBLA are also eligible. Evaluation of transfer students’ applications will be based on the merits of their involvement while in college.
  • Two letters of recommendation - one from a team mentor or advisor, and one from another adult (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
  • An essay (500-1000 words), and include your team name, if applicable. Be sure to tell how long you’ve been involved in DECA, Collegiate DECA, BPA, or FBLA, what roles you have had on your team, your leadership experience, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how DECA, BPA or FBLA has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
  • Financial need may be a consideration.   

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Kettering Recognizes Excellence (KRE) Scholarship

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria: This scholarship is intended to recognize students’ achievements outside of the classroom – their extraordinary and exemplary talents, their ability to overcome obstacles, and their initiative and tenacity. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
  • Two letters of recommendation (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
  • An essay (500-1000 words) about a particular endeavor, award, or accomplishment that distinguishes you outside of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated financial need will also be a consideration. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to submit a FAFSA.

Deadline for incoming domestic freshmen (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents): March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Deadline for incoming transfer students and international students (non-U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents): Rolling deadline while resources are available. Applications must be complete and submitted before matriculation.

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Kettering University Mobility and Vehicle Competition Scholarship

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria: These competitive awards are made to students and mentors admitted to Kettering University as an entering freshman or transfer student who are active members or mentors of Square One, Shell Eco-Marathon, Autocross, Innovative Vehicle Design, or similarly-themed activities. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
  • Two letters of recommendation (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
  • An essay (500-1000 words) about your participation in Square One, Shell Eco-Marathon, Autocross, Innovative Vehicle Design, or similarly-themed activities. Be sure to tell us how long you’ve been involved in these activities, what roles/responsibilities you’ve had either as an individual competitor or while on a team, your leadership experience, any particular projects or components you’ve worked on, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how participating has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
  • Financial need may be a consideration.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Kettering University Robotics Scholarship

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria: These competitive awards are made to students who are active competitors or mentors of FIRST, VEX, OCCRA, or other competitive robotics organizations. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
  • Two letters of recommendation - at least one from a mentor (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
  • Submit an essay (500-1000 words), and include your team name and number, if applicable. Be sure to tell us how long you’ve been involved in robotics, what roles you’ve had on your team, your leadership experience, any mentoring you have done and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how participating in robotics has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
  • Financial need may be a consideration.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students only. High school students currently enrolled in an Early or Middle College are not eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.

Amount
$1,500 per year, renewable. Applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

Criteria
Students with a GPA of 3.5 or above, 30 credit hours (minimum) and who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (verification required). This scholarship is also available to international transfer students. 

  • Affinity Scholarship

    Affinity Scholarship

    Amount
    Up to $3,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria
    To receive the scholarship, applicants must be admitted to Kettering University as an entering freshman or transfer student and meet one or more of the criteria below:

    • Sibling of a currently enrolled Kettering University student. 
    • Have a parent, step-parent in residence, or grandparent who graduated from GMI/Kettering University.
    • Financial need may be a consideration.

    To receive the full $3,000, the student needs to meet both of the above criteria. If the student meets one of the criteria, then $2,000 will be awarded. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Endowed Scholarships

    Endowed Scholarships

    Kettering University has endowed scholarships for incoming First Year students and current students.

    Amount

    $1,000-10,000

    Criteria

    Each endowed scholarship will have it's own criteria listed. There are scholarship opportunities based on need and/or GPA.

    Deadline

    • The incoming student deadline is March 1.
    • The current student deadline is April 1.

    Admitted and current students can apply for Endowment Scholarships through Scholarship Universe.


    If you receive an endowed scholarship, you will be asked to send a Thank You to the donor(s) that make the scholarship possible.

  • Esports Scholarship

    Esports Scholarship

    Amount

    Up to $4,000 per year, renewable based on participation

    Criteria: Kettering University is thrilled to build out our roster of competitive gamers. Kettering competes in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League,  Super Smash Bro's, and Valorant. The Esports Scholarships are designed for new entering students who are active competitors and who will be engaged with the Kettering Esports team. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
    • Students must enroll as full-time Kettering students for the immediate upcoming academic year. 
    • Students must be competitive in games played by Kettering's Esports teams.
    • Students must be recommended for consideration by a Kettering University Esports coach as a preferred future member of the Kettering Esports Team.
    • Esports scholarships are renewed on an annual basis based on continuing participation and recommendation of the Esports coach.
    • Financial need may be a consideration.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Kettering University Coding and Programming Scholarship

    Kettering University Coding and Programming Scholarship

    Amount
    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria: These competitive awards are made to admitted freshmen or transfer students involved as participants or mentors in competitive organizations and events relating to programming, app development, hackathons, Google or Intel-sponsored computer science-related events, techfests, Girls Who Code, etc. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply. 

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1.
    • Two letters of recommendation (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
    • An essay (500-1000 words) about your participation with competitive organizations and events relating to programming, app development, hackathons, Google or Intel-sponsored computer science-related events, techfests, Girls Who Code, or other similarly-themed activities. Be sure to tell us how long you’ve been involved, what roles/responsibilities you’ve had either as an individual competitor or while on a team, your leadership experience, any particular projects you’ve worked on, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how participating has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
    • Financial need may be a consideration.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Kettering University DECA, Collegiate DECA, BPA, and FBLA Scholarship

    Kettering University DECA, Collegiate DECA, BPA, and FBLA Scholarship

    Amount
    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria: These competitive awards are made to students and mentors admitted to Kettering University as entering freshmen or transfer students who are active members or mentors either of DECA, Collegiate DECA, Business Professionals of America, or Future Business Leaders of America. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply. 

    Requirements for consideration:

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
    • Applicants must be currently and actively involved in competition. Transfer students who are active in Collegiate DECA, or as mentors of DECA, BPA or FBLA are also eligible. Evaluation of transfer students’ applications will be based on the merits of their involvement while in college.
    • Two letters of recommendation - one from a team mentor or advisor, and one from another adult (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
    • An essay (500-1000 words), and include your team name, if applicable. Be sure to tell how long you’ve been involved in DECA, Collegiate DECA, BPA, or FBLA, what roles you have had on your team, your leadership experience, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how DECA, BPA or FBLA has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
    • Financial need may be a consideration.   

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Kettering Recognizes Excellence (KRE) Scholarship

    Kettering Recognizes Excellence (KRE) Scholarship

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria: This scholarship is intended to recognize students’ achievements outside of the classroom – their extraordinary and exemplary talents, their ability to overcome obstacles, and their initiative and tenacity. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
    • Two letters of recommendation (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
    • An essay (500-1000 words) about a particular endeavor, award, or accomplishment that distinguishes you outside of the classroom.
    • Demonstrated financial need will also be a consideration. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to submit a FAFSA.

    Deadline for incoming domestic freshmen (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents): March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Deadline for incoming transfer students and international students (non-U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents): Rolling deadline while resources are available. Applications must be complete and submitted before matriculation.

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Kettering University Mobility and Vehicle Competition Scholarship

    Kettering University Mobility and Vehicle Competition Scholarship

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria: These competitive awards are made to students and mentors admitted to Kettering University as an entering freshman or transfer student who are active members or mentors of Square One, Shell Eco-Marathon, Autocross, Innovative Vehicle Design, or similarly-themed activities. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
    • Two letters of recommendation (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
    • An essay (500-1000 words) about your participation in Square One, Shell Eco-Marathon, Autocross, Innovative Vehicle Design, or similarly-themed activities. Be sure to tell us how long you’ve been involved in these activities, what roles/responsibilities you’ve had either as an individual competitor or while on a team, your leadership experience, any particular projects or components you’ve worked on, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how participating has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
    • Financial need may be a consideration.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Kettering University Robotics Scholarship

    Kettering University Robotics Scholarship

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria: These competitive awards are made to students who are active competitors or mentors of FIRST, VEX, OCCRA, or other competitive robotics organizations. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by 11:59 p.m. on March 1. 
    • Two letters of recommendation - at least one from a mentor (no family members, please). Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references must be included, for verification purposes. 
    • Submit an essay (500-1000 words), and include your team name and number, if applicable. Be sure to tell us how long you’ve been involved in robotics, what roles you’ve had on your team, your leadership experience, any mentoring you have done and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how participating in robotics has influenced your academic pursuits and/or career path.
    • Financial need may be a consideration.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Transfer Students)

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    Transfer students only. High school students currently enrolled in an Early or Middle College are not eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.

    Amount
    $1,500 per year, renewable. Applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply.

    Criteria
    Students with a GPA of 3.5 or above, 30 credit hours (minimum) and who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (verification required). This scholarship is also available to international transfer students. 

Co-op Scholarships

Ford STEM Scholarship

Ford Product Development is utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that will delight our customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. From autonomy and electrification, to smart mobility technologies, our Product Development teams around the world are working together with excitement to make smart vehicles for a smart world.

ONE TEAM -- ONE PLAN -- ONE GOAL

Our goal is to support you and your transition into the high performing, inclusive and engaged workforce needed to meet the product development needs of tomorrow. As part of the Product Development cooperative education program (co-op), you will be provided with hands-on experience that will develop you technically and professionally. Over the course of multiple semesters, the co-op program also lets you build a network of friends and contacts, learn about living and playing in Dearborn, Michigan, learn valuable skills and see what Ford Motor Company is all about.

You can be a part of the team's future success.

Co-ops are assigned to various areas within the PD organization (i.e. Testing and Validation, CAE, Component and/or Assembly Design). Within these first few assignments, you will be able to demonstrate your technical ability and leadership skills as you begin to define your concentration of interest in the latter years of your educational program. This highly personalized program is driven by the student’s interests and growth opportunities to develop a capable workforce.

Those individuals who successfully demonstrate the skills required to contribute to the PD organization's success will be considered for available openings matching their background and interest upon graduation.
For more information regarding Ford, please review the following links to apply for the co-op opportunity:

Ford Corporate Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkpevI77ly4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-7bqxtngUA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX-aOIc3Sp0

Amount
Awards are variable in amount based on student need.

Criteria

  • Must be an admitted, incoming student
  • Black or African American; or of Hispanic heritage
  • Reside within the city of Flint or within the state of Michigan
  • FAFSA must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must apply for paid co-op with Ford Motor Company here
  • Must be successfully be placed as a paid co-op with Ford Motor Company
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program.
  • Student must be continually enrolled to be a part of this program.
  • Submit a 250-500 word essay about why you are interested in STEM career fields and why you want to work at Ford Motor Company
  • Submit a resume

Deadline
March 1

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

American Axle & Manufacturing Scholars Program

AAM has taken our disciplined approach to manufacturing and created a team of doers and dreamers to push the boundaries of disruption through electrification. Out highly-integrated, high-speed e-drive units deliver remarkable improvements over the competition. We’re prepared for multiple segments, scalable volumes and an infinite number of challenges and goals. Join us on this journey to “Bring the Future Faster”.

Learn more about AAM at: www.aam.com

Bring the Future Faster. The Future of Auto Starts Here.

Amount

Awards are variable in amount based on student need.

Criteria

  • Must be an admitted, incoming student.
  • Be of Black or African American, or Hispanic heritage.
  • Demonstrate financial need – Must complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA by March 1, 2022.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • Emphasis on students who reside in Southeast Michigan.
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid Co-op with AAM; apply here.
  • Submit an essay about why you are interested in engineering and why you want to work at AAM.

Deadline: March 1

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

GM STEM Inclusion Scholarship

For more than 100 years, General Motors has been at the forefront of the automotive revolution. We are evolving from an automotive company to a platform innovator, where hardware and software go hand in hand, and new lines of growth business and revenue are emerging. The GM vision includes a world with zero emissions, zero crashes, and zero congestion, as such, we are creating a culture for innovators in which ideation is deeply valued, and agility is paramount. GM aspires to be the most inclusive company and is committed to helping create a clean, safe, and equitable world for all.

Learn more about General Motors at: https://www.gm.com

Amount

GM will provide a select number of scholarship for eligible incoming freshman minority students at Kettering who are majoring in STEM related fields. The GM STEM Inclusion Scholarship will cover all remaining tuition and academic support services, after all other federal, state and institutional aid has been applied.

Criteria

  • Must be an admitted, first-year incoming student.
  • Be of Black or African American, or Hispanic/Latino, or Indigenous (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander) heritage.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • Consideration will be given to first-generation college students.
  • Consideration will be given to students demonstrating financial need – file a FAFSA by March 1 for financial need to be determined.
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid Co-op with General Motors; apply here.
  • Essay. EVerybody’s Included in my GM Future (250-500 words). GM announced its plans to make global products and operations carbon neutral by 2040 and eliminate tailpipe emissions from their new light duty vehicles by 2035. Realizing the company’s transformational vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion inspires them toward an all-electric future which includes autonomous vehicles. GM wants everybody in as they transition from internal combustion to electric power.

Submit a 250-500 word essay on the above topic, answering all three questions below:

  • How do you expect GM’s transformation to impact the world, and specifically diverse communities?
  • How will your STEM education and career path contribute to the company’s ambitious goals?
  • How do you envision your career at GM positively impacting communities like yours?

Renewal

The scholarship is renewable four times and is contingent on maintaining full-time enrollment status at Kettering, and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Additionally, the recipient must remain in the co-op employment program with General Motors and receive an acceptable performance evaluation after each term.

​​​​Deadline: March 1

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

BorgWarner Scholars Program

At BorgWarner, we design and manufacture the systems that define the way the world moves forward. With the world’s foremost technologists, engineers, and OEMs, we’re accelerating the world’s transformation to eMobility. As a global product leader for over 130 years, we supply original equipment to nearly every major automotive OEM in the world. We continue to advance our emissions-reducing and fuel-efficient combustion technology while bringing successful electric innovations to market, empowering everyone to drive sustainably. Guided by our commitment to inclusion, integrity, excellence, responsibility and collaboration—and our pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2035—we’re leading the automotive industry to a future that is cleaner, healthier, and safer for all. A future where driving well means living well.

At BorgWarner, you’ll create meaningful change in a rapidly evolving world. We’re shaping the future of transportation with a clear vision and cutting-edge technology. Your skills will ensure we can. You’ll be part of an inclusive, respect-driven culture—empowered to help people, the world over, drive sustainably and live cleaner, healthier lives.

Amount
Awards are variable in amount based on student need.

Criteria

  • Must be an admitted, incoming student.
  • Be of Black or African American; or Hispanic heritage.
  • Emphasis on students with financial need who reside within Southeast Michigan.
  • FAFSA must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid Co-op with BorgWarner.
  • Submit a 250-500 word essay about why you are interested in engineering and why you want to work at BorgWarner.

Deadline: March 1

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Lear Scholars Program

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, is ranked #179 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. Our vision is to be consistently recognized as the supplier of choice, an employer of choice, the investment of choice and a company that supports the communities where we do business.

The Lear Scholars Program provides the families of Lear employees the opportunity for their students to enroll in Kettering University and benefit from its intense academic curriculum – one which combines theory with practice better than any university in the world.

Amount

Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

Criteria 

Lear children admitted to Kettering University that are selected for the Lear Scholars program access the following benefits:

  • Scholarships - additional support based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Lear co-op work placements in the United States.
  • Full-time job opportunities with Lear upon graduation.
  • All US accepted applicants are required to complete the FAFSA by March 1 (opens October 1). 
  • Non-US applicants are required to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application and a Kettering-supplied affidavit of support. Please note US immigration regulations require all student visa applicants to document the sources of their educational funds.

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Navistar Scholars Program

Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find Navistar taking the lead.

Navistar is pleased to partner with Kettering University to offer the Navistar Scholars Program. This annual scholarship of up to $20,000 per year was created to support the recruitment and retention of women and minority students from the greater Chicagoland area who are pursuing a degree in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.

Amount

Up to $20,000 per year, renewable

Criteria

  • Apply for admission and be admitted by February 1.
  • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within the greater Chicagoland area. This includes students throughout the state of Illinois as well as Wisconsin and Indiana.
  • FAFSA must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op with Navistar.
  • Major in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering (BSE), Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Other conditions may apply.

Deadline: March 1

Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Ford STEM Scholarship

    Ford STEM Scholarship

    Ford Product Development is utilizing Design Thinking & User Experience methods to deliver breakthrough products and services that will delight our customers. Our employees are laser-focused on bringing innovative, exciting, and sustainable ideas to life. From autonomy and electrification, to smart mobility technologies, our Product Development teams around the world are working together with excitement to make smart vehicles for a smart world.

    ONE TEAM -- ONE PLAN -- ONE GOAL

    Our goal is to support you and your transition into the high performing, inclusive and engaged workforce needed to meet the product development needs of tomorrow. As part of the Product Development cooperative education program (co-op), you will be provided with hands-on experience that will develop you technically and professionally. Over the course of multiple semesters, the co-op program also lets you build a network of friends and contacts, learn about living and playing in Dearborn, Michigan, learn valuable skills and see what Ford Motor Company is all about.

    You can be a part of the team's future success.

    Co-ops are assigned to various areas within the PD organization (i.e. Testing and Validation, CAE, Component and/or Assembly Design). Within these first few assignments, you will be able to demonstrate your technical ability and leadership skills as you begin to define your concentration of interest in the latter years of your educational program. This highly personalized program is driven by the student’s interests and growth opportunities to develop a capable workforce.

    Those individuals who successfully demonstrate the skills required to contribute to the PD organization's success will be considered for available openings matching their background and interest upon graduation.
    For more information regarding Ford, please review the following links to apply for the co-op opportunity:

    Ford Corporate Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkpevI77ly4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-7bqxtngUA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX-aOIc3Sp0

    Amount
    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.

    Criteria

    • Must be an admitted, incoming student
    • Black or African American; or of Hispanic heritage
    • Reside within the city of Flint or within the state of Michigan
    • FAFSA must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
    • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Must apply for paid co-op with Ford Motor Company here
    • Must be successfully be placed as a paid co-op with Ford Motor Company
    • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program.
    • Student must be continually enrolled to be a part of this program.
    • Submit a 250-500 word essay about why you are interested in STEM career fields and why you want to work at Ford Motor Company
    • Submit a resume

    Deadline
    March 1

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • American Axle & Manufacturing Scholars Program

    American Axle & Manufacturing Scholars Program

    AAM has taken our disciplined approach to manufacturing and created a team of doers and dreamers to push the boundaries of disruption through electrification. Out highly-integrated, high-speed e-drive units deliver remarkable improvements over the competition. We’re prepared for multiple segments, scalable volumes and an infinite number of challenges and goals. Join us on this journey to “Bring the Future Faster”.

    Learn more about AAM at: www.aam.com

    Bring the Future Faster. The Future of Auto Starts Here.

    Amount

    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.

    Criteria

    • Must be an admitted, incoming student.
    • Be of Black or African American, or Hispanic heritage.
    • Demonstrate financial need – Must complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA by March 1, 2022.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
    • Emphasis on students who reside in Southeast Michigan.
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid Co-op with AAM; apply here.
    • Submit an essay about why you are interested in engineering and why you want to work at AAM.

    Deadline: March 1

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • GM STEM Inclusion Scholarship

    GM STEM Inclusion Scholarship

    For more than 100 years, General Motors has been at the forefront of the automotive revolution. We are evolving from an automotive company to a platform innovator, where hardware and software go hand in hand, and new lines of growth business and revenue are emerging. The GM vision includes a world with zero emissions, zero crashes, and zero congestion, as such, we are creating a culture for innovators in which ideation is deeply valued, and agility is paramount. GM aspires to be the most inclusive company and is committed to helping create a clean, safe, and equitable world for all.

    Learn more about General Motors at: https://www.gm.com

    Amount

    GM will provide a select number of scholarship for eligible incoming freshman minority students at Kettering who are majoring in STEM related fields. The GM STEM Inclusion Scholarship will cover all remaining tuition and academic support services, after all other federal, state and institutional aid has been applied.

    Criteria

    • Must be an admitted, first-year incoming student.
    • Be of Black or African American, or Hispanic/Latino, or Indigenous (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander) heritage.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
    • Consideration will be given to first-generation college students.
    • Consideration will be given to students demonstrating financial need – file a FAFSA by March 1 for financial need to be determined.
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid Co-op with General Motors; apply here.
    • Essay. EVerybody’s Included in my GM Future (250-500 words). GM announced its plans to make global products and operations carbon neutral by 2040 and eliminate tailpipe emissions from their new light duty vehicles by 2035. Realizing the company’s transformational vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion inspires them toward an all-electric future which includes autonomous vehicles. GM wants everybody in as they transition from internal combustion to electric power.

    Submit a 250-500 word essay on the above topic, answering all three questions below:

    • How do you expect GM’s transformation to impact the world, and specifically diverse communities?
    • How will your STEM education and career path contribute to the company’s ambitious goals?
    • How do you envision your career at GM positively impacting communities like yours?

    Renewal

    The scholarship is renewable four times and is contingent on maintaining full-time enrollment status at Kettering, and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Additionally, the recipient must remain in the co-op employment program with General Motors and receive an acceptable performance evaluation after each term.

    ​​​​Deadline: March 1

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • BorgWarner Scholars Program

    BorgWarner Scholars Program

    At BorgWarner, we design and manufacture the systems that define the way the world moves forward. With the world’s foremost technologists, engineers, and OEMs, we’re accelerating the world’s transformation to eMobility. As a global product leader for over 130 years, we supply original equipment to nearly every major automotive OEM in the world. We continue to advance our emissions-reducing and fuel-efficient combustion technology while bringing successful electric innovations to market, empowering everyone to drive sustainably. Guided by our commitment to inclusion, integrity, excellence, responsibility and collaboration—and our pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2035—we’re leading the automotive industry to a future that is cleaner, healthier, and safer for all. A future where driving well means living well.

    At BorgWarner, you’ll create meaningful change in a rapidly evolving world. We’re shaping the future of transportation with a clear vision and cutting-edge technology. Your skills will ensure we can. You’ll be part of an inclusive, respect-driven culture—empowered to help people, the world over, drive sustainably and live cleaner, healthier lives.

    Amount
    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.

    Criteria

    • Must be an admitted, incoming student.
    • Be of Black or African American; or Hispanic heritage.
    • Emphasis on students with financial need who reside within Southeast Michigan.
    • FAFSA must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
    • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid Co-op with BorgWarner.
    • Submit a 250-500 word essay about why you are interested in engineering and why you want to work at BorgWarner.

    Deadline: March 1

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Lear Scholars Program

    Lear Scholars Program

    Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, is ranked #179 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. Our vision is to be consistently recognized as the supplier of choice, an employer of choice, the investment of choice and a company that supports the communities where we do business.

    The Lear Scholars Program provides the families of Lear employees the opportunity for their students to enroll in Kettering University and benefit from its intense academic curriculum – one which combines theory with practice better than any university in the world.

    Amount

    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

    Criteria 

    Lear children admitted to Kettering University that are selected for the Lear Scholars program access the following benefits:

    • Scholarships - additional support based on demonstrated financial need.
    • Lear co-op work placements in the United States.
    • Full-time job opportunities with Lear upon graduation.
    • All US accepted applicants are required to complete the FAFSA by March 1 (opens October 1). 
    • Non-US applicants are required to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application and a Kettering-supplied affidavit of support. Please note US immigration regulations require all student visa applicants to document the sources of their educational funds.

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

  • Navistar Scholars Program

    Navistar Scholars Program

    Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find Navistar taking the lead.

    Navistar is pleased to partner with Kettering University to offer the Navistar Scholars Program. This annual scholarship of up to $20,000 per year was created to support the recruitment and retention of women and minority students from the greater Chicagoland area who are pursuing a degree in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.

    Amount

    Up to $20,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria

    • Apply for admission and be admitted by February 1.
    • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within the greater Chicagoland area. This includes students throughout the state of Illinois as well as Wisconsin and Indiana.
    • FAFSA must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op with Navistar.
    • Major in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering (BSE), Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
    • Other conditions may apply.

    Deadline: March 1

    Accepted students can apply through Scholarship Universe.

Additional Scholarships

Account Spark STEM Scholarship Fund

The Account Spark STEM Scholarship Fund is awarded to first or second generation Arab American students. The scholarship may be renewable for students maintaining satisfactory academic performance.

Amount: $2500 - $10,000

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Be accepted into an undergraduate Computer Science Program with a focus on machine learning
  • Be a first or second generation Arab American
  • High school GPA of 3.6 or higher; ACT score of 29 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
  • List research experience and/or service activities in community, including work done through student organizations
  • Agree to provide career data upon graduation

Application:
1. Fill out the application form online here
2. Submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation from non-family members, an up-to-date Student Aid Report, and a resume or CV through the online form.

Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship

The Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship is a financial award sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. 

Amount

$1,000

Criteria

  • Must be full-time students at Kettering University or transferring from Grand Rapids Community College to Kettering University
  • Students must be residents of West Michigan or currently be employed by a West Michigan Kettering University Co-op employer
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

The intent of this scholarship is to support underserved minority students studying engineering or business who are interested in cooperative education and an opportunity to become successful in their collegiate careers.

Scholarship application will be available early December.

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year. 

May be renewable for up to 4 years for students meeting the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for scholarships.

Criteria

  • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
  • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
  • Be of Arab American heritage
  • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
  • SAT scores are optional 
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

Russell J. Ebeid Closing the Gap Scholarship

The intent of this scholarship is to support students experiencing financial hardship who are studying engineering or business and who are interested in cooperative education and an opportunity to become successful in their collegiate careers.

Amount

$2,500

May be renewable for up to 2 years for students meeting the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for scholarships.

Criteria

  • Be an enrolled third or fourth year student at Kettering University majoring in an Engineering field or Business
  • Meet scholarship criteria of Kettering University and meet with an academic advisor at the start of each academic year to review progress towards degree completion
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • List service activities in community, including work done through the University’s student organizations and student chapters of professional organizations
  • Must agree to provide career data upon graduation

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

The intent of this scholarship is to support students experiencing financial hardship who are studying engineering or business, and who are interested in cooperative education and an opportunity to become successful in their collegiate careers.

Amount

$2,500 per year

May be renewable for up to 4 years for students meeting the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for scholarships.

Criteria

  • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
  • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
  • Graduating from Detroit Cristo Rey High School
  • Be of Arab American, African American, or Latino heritage
  • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
  • SAT scores are optional
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.

Amount

The awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 per year and some are renewable.

  • Freshmen: Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are open March 1, 2022 and close on May 2, 2022.
  • Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are open December 1, 2021 and close February 15, 2022.

Criteria

  • Only candidates who identify as a woman.
  • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  
  • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
  • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
  • Transcripts must be in English. See below for more details.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: https://swe.org/scholarships/

  • Account Spark STEM Scholarship Fund

    Account Spark STEM Scholarship Fund

    The Account Spark STEM Scholarship Fund is awarded to first or second generation Arab American students. The scholarship may be renewable for students maintaining satisfactory academic performance.

    Amount: $2500 - $10,000

    Eligibility and requirements:

    • Be accepted into an undergraduate Computer Science Program with a focus on machine learning
    • Be a first or second generation Arab American
    • High school GPA of 3.6 or higher; ACT score of 29 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
    • List research experience and/or service activities in community, including work done through student organizations
    • Agree to provide career data upon graduation

    Application:
    1. Fill out the application form online here
    2. Submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation from non-family members, an up-to-date Student Aid Report, and a resume or CV through the online form.

  • Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship

    Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship

    The Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship is a financial award sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. 

    Amount

    $1,000

    Criteria

    • Must be full-time students at Kettering University or transferring from Grand Rapids Community College to Kettering University
    • Students must be residents of West Michigan or currently be employed by a West Michigan Kettering University Co-op employer
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

  • Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

    Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

    The intent of this scholarship is to support underserved minority students studying engineering or business who are interested in cooperative education and an opportunity to become successful in their collegiate careers.

    Scholarship application will be available early December.

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year. 

    May be renewable for up to 4 years for students meeting the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for scholarships.

    Criteria

    • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
    • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
    • Be of Arab American heritage
    • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
    • SAT scores are optional 
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must demonstrate financial need

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

    http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

  • Russell J. Ebeid Closing the Gap Scholarship

    Russell J. Ebeid Closing the Gap Scholarship

    The intent of this scholarship is to support students experiencing financial hardship who are studying engineering or business and who are interested in cooperative education and an opportunity to become successful in their collegiate careers.

    Amount

    $2,500

    May be renewable for up to 2 years for students meeting the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for scholarships.

    Criteria

    • Be an enrolled third or fourth year student at Kettering University majoring in an Engineering field or Business
    • Meet scholarship criteria of Kettering University and meet with an academic advisor at the start of each academic year to review progress towards degree completion
    • Must demonstrate financial need
    • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • List service activities in community, including work done through the University’s student organizations and student chapters of professional organizations
    • Must agree to provide career data upon graduation

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

  • Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

    Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

    The intent of this scholarship is to support students experiencing financial hardship who are studying engineering or business, and who are interested in cooperative education and an opportunity to become successful in their collegiate careers.

    Amount

    $2,500 per year

    May be renewable for up to 4 years for students meeting the University’s satisfactory academic progress standards for scholarships.

    Criteria

    • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
    • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
    • Graduating from Detroit Cristo Rey High School
    • Be of Arab American, African American, or Latino heritage
    • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
    • SAT scores are optional
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must demonstrate financial need

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

    http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship

    Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship

    The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.

    Amount

    The awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 per year and some are renewable.

    • Freshmen: Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are open March 1, 2022 and close on May 2, 2022.
    • Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are open December 1, 2021 and close February 15, 2022.

    Criteria

    • Only candidates who identify as a woman.
    • Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.  
    • Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology.
    • You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
    • You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.
    • Transcripts must be in English. See below for more details.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: https://swe.org/scholarships/