Scholarships at Kettering

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

When you factor in generous scholarships and financial aid availability, co-op earnings, and alumni earning potential, a Kettering University education is one of the best values in the country. 

Merit Scholarships

Kettering University Merit Scholarship

Merit Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance (GPA). Although completely optional, test superscores (SAT/ACT) will also be considered for merit scholarship, 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. All accepted applicants are reviewed by the scholarship review committee. Merit Scholarships are applicable to tuition only.

Deadline

Upgrades to Merit Scholarships will be considered based on updated official transcripts (GPA) and test scores received by February 1, 2022. 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/cancelations made by ACT or CollegeBoard.

Scholarship Amounts 

$8500 - $17500

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Transfer students only

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. 

Other Kettering University Scholarships

In addition to Merit Scholarships, Kettering offers several scholarship opportunities to new students. All incoming undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Students may only apply once for each scholarship and each scholarship requires a unique application. Only students admitted to Kettering will be considered. These scholarships are applicable to tuition only; restrictions may apply. 

Note: Most of these scholarships have application deadlines. Regardless of deadlines, students must apply before matriculation at Kettering University.  

We recognize that activity relating to some of these scholarships has been altered, limited or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Feel free to tell us about prior experiences, and about alternative, virtual, collaborative, and innovative ways in which you have continued to engage. Kettering shares many interests and values with our applicants - that is why we offer these scholarships - and we will continue to offer them in a generous spirit and with accessibility in mind. 

Applications for most scholarships open on October 1, 2021.

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.

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 at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

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.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

 

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. 

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

 

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 at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

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.   

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

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.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

 

Kettering University Robotics Scholarships

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.

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

  • Affinity Scholarship

    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.

    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 at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

  • 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.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

     

  • 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. 

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

     

  • 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 at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

  • 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.   

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

  • 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.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

    Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.

     

  • Robotics Scholarships

    Kettering University Robotics Scholarships

    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.

    Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. 

    Accepted students can apply at ketteringuniversity.force.edu/portal.