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.

Deadline

Upgrades to Merit Scholarships will be considered based on updated official transcripts (GPA) and test scores received by February 1, 2021. 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

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 Scholarships

In addition to merit scholarships, the University offers several additional scholarships available to new students. All incoming undergraduate students are welcome to apply for additional scholarships. Students may only apply once for each scholarship and each scholarship requires a unique application. Only students that have been admitted to Kettering University will be considered. Students must apply before matriculation. Additional information about these awards and applications appear below.

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 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. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal to apply

Kettering University Coding and Programming Scholarship

Amount
Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria
These competitive awards are made to students and mentors involved in competitive organizations and events relating to programming, app development, hackathons, Google or Intel-sponsored computer science-related events, techfests, Girls Who Code, etc. The awards, up to $5,000 per year, are renewable. Scholarship application typically opens in September and closes February 1

Learn more about Computer Science in the College of Sciences and Liberal Arts. 

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 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.

Awarding up to $5,000 per year

Opens: September 15
Deadline: February 1 

Accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal to apply.

Apply for the Coding and Programming 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 who are active members or mentors of either DECA, Collegiate DECA, Business Professionals of America, or Future Business Leaders of America. This scholarship application will open September 15 and close February 1.

Transfer students who are active in Collegiate DECA, or as mentors of DECA, BPA or FBLA are also eligible.

Requirements for scholarship consideration:

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 1. 
  • Applicants must be currently and actively involved in competition. Transfer students who are active in Collegiate DECA, or as mentors of DECA or BPA, 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 state 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.

Awarding up to $5,000 per year

Opens: September 15
Deadline: February 1 

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

APPLY

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 of Square One, Shell Eco-Marathon, Autocross, Innovative Vehicle Design, or similarly-themed activities. The awards, up to $5,000 per year, are renewable. This scholarship application opens in September and closes February 1.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 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.

Awarding up to $5,000 per year

Opens: September 15

Deadline: February 1 

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

APPLY

Kettering University Pre-Med Scholarship

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria

This scholarship application is awarded on a rolling basis.

See Pre-Med Course of Study for more information.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University. 
  • 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.
  • Students that are pursuing a Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry major, and/or have indicated an interest in Pre-Med on their college application are encouraged to apply. However, students of all majors are eligible. 


Awarding up to $5,000 per year

Awarded on a rolling basis

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

APPLY

Kettering Recognizes Excellence (KRE) Scholarship

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria

Selected applicants will be awarded up to $5000 annually in renewable scholarship aid. This scholarship is intended to recognize their achievements outside of the classroom – their extraordinary and exemplary talents, their ability to overcome obstacles, and their initiative and tenacity. 

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University. 
  • 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.

Awarding up to $5,000 per year

Deadline 

February 1 for incoming freshmen. Awarded on a rolling basis to transfer students.

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

APPLY

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. The awards, each worth up to $5,000 per year, are renewable. This scholarship application typically opens in September and closes March 1.  

Requirements for consideration: 

Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University. 
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.

Awarding up to $5,000 per year

Opens: September 15

Deadline: March 1 

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

APPLY

  • 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 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. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

    Accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal to apply

  • 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 students and mentors involved in competitive organizations and events relating to programming, app development, hackathons, Google or Intel-sponsored computer science-related events, techfests, Girls Who Code, etc. The awards, up to $5,000 per year, are renewable. Scholarship application typically opens in September and closes February 1

    Learn more about Computer Science in the College of Sciences and Liberal Arts. 

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 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.

    Awarding up to $5,000 per year

    Opens: September 15
    Deadline: February 1 

    Accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal to apply.

    Apply for the Coding and Programming Scholarship

  • 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 who are active members or mentors of either DECA, Collegiate DECA, Business Professionals of America, or Future Business Leaders of America. This scholarship application will open September 15 and close February 1.

    Transfer students who are active in Collegiate DECA, or as mentors of DECA, BPA or FBLA are also eligible.

    Requirements for scholarship consideration:

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 1. 
    • Applicants must be currently and actively involved in competition. Transfer students who are active in Collegiate DECA, or as mentors of DECA or BPA, 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 state 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.

    Awarding up to $5,000 per year

    Opens: September 15
    Deadline: February 1 

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

    APPLY

  • 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 of Square One, Shell Eco-Marathon, Autocross, Innovative Vehicle Design, or similarly-themed activities. The awards, up to $5,000 per year, are renewable. This scholarship application opens in September and closes February 1.

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 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.

    Awarding up to $5,000 per year

    Opens: September 15

    Deadline: February 1 

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

    APPLY

  • Pre-Med Scholarship

    Kettering University Pre-Med Scholarship

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria

    This scholarship application is awarded on a rolling basis.

    See Pre-Med Course of Study for more information.

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University. 
    • 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.
    • Students that are pursuing a Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry major, and/or have indicated an interest in Pre-Med on their college application are encouraged to apply. However, students of all majors are eligible. 


    Awarding up to $5,000 per year

    Awarded on a rolling basis

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

    APPLY

  • Kettering Recognizes Excellence (KRE) Scholarship

    Kettering Recognizes Excellence (KRE) Scholarship

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria

    Selected applicants will be awarded up to $5000 annually in renewable scholarship aid. This scholarship is intended to recognize their achievements outside of the classroom – their extraordinary and exemplary talents, their ability to overcome obstacles, and their initiative and tenacity. 

    Requirements for consideration: 

    • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University. 
    • 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.

    Awarding up to $5,000 per year

    Deadline 

    February 1 for incoming freshmen. Awarded on a rolling basis to transfer students.

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

    APPLY

  • 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. The awards, each worth up to $5,000 per year, are renewable. This scholarship application typically opens in September and closes March 1.  

    Requirements for consideration: 

    Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University. 
    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.

    Awarding up to $5,000 per year

    Opens: September 15

    Deadline: March 1 

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Student Portal.

    APPLY