Additional Scholarships

Many scholarships sponsored by outside organizations are available to Kettering University students.

External Organization Scholarships

Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

The Russell J. Ebeid scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen students of Arab American background at engineering and business schools. 

Scholarship application will be available early December.

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year. 

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/

Deadline: May 14, 2021

Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

Amount

$2,500 per year

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/

Deadline: May 14, 2021

Armen Oumedian Scholarship

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

Amount

$1,000

Criteria

To be eligible for the Patricia & Armen Oumedian Scholarship, applicants 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, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

Deadline: March 1

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 2020-2021 academic year will open March 1

Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open December 1. 

Apply at swe.org/scholarships

Deadline: May 1

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
Deadline: June 16, 2021

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.

Personal Statement:
Submit an essay of no more than three 8.5” x 11” typed, double-spaced pages, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins describing the following:
• Career aspirations
• Reasons for choosing your selected major/field
• Your financial need (i.e. are you the first to attend college in your family? Do you have any special circumstances you would like the scholarship committee to consider?)
• How you see yourself contributing in a unique way as an Arab American in a STEM field
• What impact being an Account Spark Scholar would have on you
• Research experience, leadership and volunteer activities in your community and/or school

Student Aid Report (SAR):
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and upload a PDF copy of your federal SAR with your application.

Letters of Recommendation:
Submit 2 non-family letters of recommendation. Each letter must be on official letterhead and signed. Your recommender must explain their relationship to you and provide their contact information within the letter. If your recommenders prefer to deliver their letters directly to the Account Spark Scholarship Committee without you reading them, please instruct them to do so here

High School or College Transcript:
Submit a PDF copy of your high school or most recent college transcript grade report (unofficial OK). Resume or Curriculum Vitae Submit a resume or CV that lists any work and/or volunteer experiences you’ve had. Also include any honors or awards you have received.

  • Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

    Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

    The Russell J. Ebeid scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen students of Arab American background at engineering and business schools. 

    Scholarship application will be available early December.

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year. 

    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/

    Deadline: May 14, 2021

  • Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

    Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

    Amount

    $2,500 per year

    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/

    Deadline: May 14, 2021

  • Armen Oumedian Scholarship

    Armen Oumedian Scholarship

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

    Amount

    $1,000

    Criteria

    To be eligible for the Patricia & Armen Oumedian Scholarship, applicants 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, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

    grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

    Deadline: March 1

  • 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 2020-2021 academic year will open March 1

    Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open December 1. 

    Apply at swe.org/scholarships

    Deadline: May 1

  • 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
    Deadline: June 16, 2021

    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.

    Personal Statement:
    Submit an essay of no more than three 8.5” x 11” typed, double-spaced pages, size 12 font, with 1-inch margins describing the following:
    • Career aspirations
    • Reasons for choosing your selected major/field
    • Your financial need (i.e. are you the first to attend college in your family? Do you have any special circumstances you would like the scholarship committee to consider?)
    • How you see yourself contributing in a unique way as an Arab American in a STEM field
    • What impact being an Account Spark Scholar would have on you
    • Research experience, leadership and volunteer activities in your community and/or school

    Student Aid Report (SAR):
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and upload a PDF copy of your federal SAR with your application.

    Letters of Recommendation:
    Submit 2 non-family letters of recommendation. Each letter must be on official letterhead and signed. Your recommender must explain their relationship to you and provide their contact information within the letter. If your recommenders prefer to deliver their letters directly to the Account Spark Scholarship Committee without you reading them, please instruct them to do so here

    High School or College Transcript:
    Submit a PDF copy of your high school or most recent college transcript grade report (unofficial OK). Resume or Curriculum Vitae Submit a resume or CV that lists any work and/or volunteer experiences you’ve had. Also include any honors or awards you have received.

Corporate Partner Scholarships

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 (Free application for federal student aid) by February 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.

Deadline: March 11

Admitted students have no additional application to complete. However, parent/guardian employment at Lear is a requirement. Applicants should email finaid@kettering.edu indicating parent’s/guardian’s name and Lear employment location.

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 (Free application for federal student aid) must be completed by February 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 11

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

Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program

Piston Group is a private investment platform founded by industry magnate and NBA champion Vinnie Johnson, to build value by creating, operating and growing world-class manufacturing and design companies. With investments beginning in 1995 and a strong entrepreneurial culture, today’s platform has grown to include Piston Automotive, Irvin Products, Detroit Thermal Systems, and AIREA.

Piston Group knows that a lifetime of success starts with coming together under a shared vision. It is with that knowledge that Piston Group is proud to partner with Kettering University to offer the Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program.

Amount

Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

Criteria

  • Apply for admission and be admitted by March 1.
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Electrical, Engineering (BSE), Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within Southeast Michigan.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op that will rotate between the Piston Group companies.
  • Scholarship covers the remaining cost of tuition, room & board after all other gifts and scholarships have been applied.
  • Other conditions may apply.

Deadline:  March 11

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

BorgWarner Scholars Program

Wherever the journey leads - We deliver the propulsion solutions of tomorrow. 

Whether in a highly efficient combustion engine, an intelligent hybrid system or the very latest electric drive, BorgWarner is driving mobility for today and tomorrow. Our vision is a clean, energy efficient world. That’s why we develop mobility system solutions that reduce energy consumption and emissions, while at the same time improving performance. As the product leader with more than 130 years of experience in the field of powertrain systems, we are supporting the automotive industry in realizing clean propulsion and efficient technology solutions for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as well as off-highway applications.

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 (free application for federal student aid) must be completed by May 24 (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: June 1

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

  • 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 (Free application for federal student aid) by February 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.

    Deadline: March 11

    Admitted students have no additional application to complete. However, parent/guardian employment at Lear is a requirement. Applicants should email finaid@kettering.edu indicating parent’s/guardian’s name and Lear employment location.

  • 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 (Free application for federal student aid) must be completed by February 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 11

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

  • Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program

    Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program

    Piston Group is a private investment platform founded by industry magnate and NBA champion Vinnie Johnson, to build value by creating, operating and growing world-class manufacturing and design companies. With investments beginning in 1995 and a strong entrepreneurial culture, today’s platform has grown to include Piston Automotive, Irvin Products, Detroit Thermal Systems, and AIREA.

    Piston Group knows that a lifetime of success starts with coming together under a shared vision. It is with that knowledge that Piston Group is proud to partner with Kettering University to offer the Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program.

    Amount

    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

    Criteria

    • Apply for admission and be admitted by March 1.
    • Student must be pursuing a degree in Electrical, Engineering (BSE), Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
    • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within Southeast Michigan.
    • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op that will rotate between the Piston Group companies.
    • Scholarship covers the remaining cost of tuition, room & board after all other gifts and scholarships have been applied.
    • Other conditions may apply.

    Deadline:  March 11

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

  • BorgWarner Scholars Program

    BorgWarner Scholars Program

    Wherever the journey leads - We deliver the propulsion solutions of tomorrow. 

    Whether in a highly efficient combustion engine, an intelligent hybrid system or the very latest electric drive, BorgWarner is driving mobility for today and tomorrow. Our vision is a clean, energy efficient world. That’s why we develop mobility system solutions that reduce energy consumption and emissions, while at the same time improving performance. As the product leader with more than 130 years of experience in the field of powertrain systems, we are supporting the automotive industry in realizing clean propulsion and efficient technology solutions for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as well as off-highway applications.

    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 (free application for federal student aid) must be completed by May 24 (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: June 1

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