Upperclassmen Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office offers an easy, mobile, personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easier.

What is Scholarship Universe?

Scholarship Universe is a state of the art matching system that maximizes scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship Universe allows students to create an academic profile that enables them to be connected with various scholarship opportunities from Kettering University as well as outside scholarship organizations. 

Each scholarship opportunity that a student sees on Scholarship Universe has gone through an extensive vetting process in order to protect students from scholarship scams. When students are searching for good matches in Scholarship Universe, they can rest assured that the opportunities are legitimate and worth the time and effort it takes to apply.

How do I use this service as a student?

  1. Create a Scholarship Universe account >
  2. Answer ALL questions in order to build your profile and match you to eligible scholarships.
  3. After you have answered the questions Click on the “Scholarships” tab on the left hand side in Scholarship Universe and start applying!

What should you know about Scholarship Universe?

  • Be sure to update your profile frequently. Information such as GPA, class standing, etc. will all affect what scholarships you are matched to and can apply for.
  • We do not share your information, all data collected is used strictly for matching you to scholarships and awarding scholarships from Kettering University.


Contact finaid@kettering.edu.

Additional Questions & Answers

Q: Do I have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive a scholarship?

A: The FAFSA is required for need-based scholarships.

Q: How is the scholarship award determined?

A: Applications are evaluated based on completeness, required GPA, and if the student meets and completes all of the scholarship requirements. Students should submit a complete application that demonstrates why they deserve to receive a scholarship. Every attempt is made to match students with the specific requirement for a scholarship fund. Students may be awarded a scholarship for which they did not specifically apply.

Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

A: Students may apply for as many scholarships for which they meet the eligibility requirements.

Q: Will a scholarship affect my other financial aid awards?

A: Students who are receiving federal, state or institutional need-based financial aid may have their financial aid awards reduced with the addition of a scholarship (total aid cannot exceed financial need and the cost of attendance at Kettering University).

Q: What happens if I do not attend Kettering University for a semester that I was awarded a scholarship?

A: The scholarship will be cancelled for the semester awarded. The scholarship can only be used during the academic year that it was awarded.

Endowment Thank You Letters

If you are awarded an endowed scholarship please use these guidelines when writing your letter to share a little bit about yourself and to express your thanks directly to the people who made these funds possible.

Be sure to include in your letter:

  • Your thanks and what this scholarship means to you
  • Your grade level and your major
  • Where you currently work
  • Where you are from, where you grew up, what high school you attended
  • What inspired you to attend Kettering University

You could also include:

  • Work project/experience that you think was particularly interesting
  • Your family information (brothers, sisters)
  • Activities, hobbies, interests and anything else you’d like to include

Please use this format:

  • Letter should fit on one side of a 8 ½ x 11 paper
  • 1” margins around
  • Times New Roman font
  • Font size 12
  • At least 3 paragraphs - in block format
  • Include your typed name, but no signature
  • Do not include contact information such as address, phone number, special letterhead, etc.
  • Copy and paste your picture toward the bottom of the letter, below your typed signature – approximate size 3” x 2”

Thank You Letter Template

Send your letter and a good photo of yourself to finaid@kettering.edu