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

Merit Scholarship

Kettering University awards merit scholarships to admitted students at the time of admission. If you are selected to receive a merit scholarship, you will receive notification along with your letter of admission. 

Amount

  • Presidential  $17,500
  • Trustee $16,000
  • Provost $14,500
  • Academic Achievement $3,500

Criteria

Merit Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance. 

Academic performance indicators used to assess incoming Freshman Merit Awards include a combination of ACT and/or SAT scores, plus GPA.  Kettering University uses the cumulative GPA to determine eligibility, as well as the highest scores on the ACT or SAT.

Academic performance indicators used to access Transfer Merit Scholarships include GPA and a minimum of 24 credit hours earned at their transfer institution.

All accepted applicants are reviewed by the scholarship review committee.

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.

Amount

$3,500 - $14,000 USD per year, renewable

Criteria

All international applicants are automatically considered for this annual scholarship upon admission. No separate application is necessary. This scholarship can not be combined with the Merit Scholarship but can be combined with other Freshmen scholarships. 

In addition to merit scholarships, the University offers several additional scholarships available to new students. All incoming 2020-2021 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 Additional Scholarships

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 during the 2019-2020 academic year 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. 

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

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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. Scholarships will open September 15, 2019, and close February 1, 2020.

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Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 1, 2020. 
  • 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 

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

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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, or BPA. This scholarship application will open September 15, 2019, and close February 1, 2020. 

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 tell how long you’ve been involved in DECA, Collegiate DECA, or BPA, what roles you have had on your team, your leadership experience, and any particular achievements or commendations you have earned. Also, highlight how DECA or BPA 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

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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 will open September 15, 2019, and close February 1, 2020.

Requirements for consideration: 

  • Apply and be academically admitted to Kettering University by February 1, 2020. 
  • 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.

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Amount

Up to $5,000 per year, renewable

Criteria

This scholarship application is awarded on a rolling basis.

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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.

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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. 

This scholarship application is awarded on a rolling basis. 

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.

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.

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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 will open September 15, 2019, and close March 1, 2020.  

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.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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
  • Must have an SAT of 1160 or higher or ACT of 24 or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline: February 2020.

Scholarship application will be available early December.

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
  • Must have an SAT of 1160 or higher or ACT of 24 or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Deadline: February 2020

 

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: April 1, 2020 

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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, 2020 

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

Apply at swe.org/scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2020

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Kettering University Corporate Partner Scholarships

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, is ranked #147 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 1st (opens October 1, 2019). 
  • 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: May 30, 2020.

To apply, complete a Kettering University admissions application. No additional scholarship application is required.  Email finaid@kettering.edu indicating your parents name and Lear employment location.

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, 2020.
  • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within the greater Chicagoland area.
  • FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid) must be completed by February 1st (opens October 1, 2019).
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op with Navistar.
  • Major in Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Other conditions may apply.

Deadline:  February 1, 2020.

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

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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, 2020.
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Electrical, 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 1st (opens October 1, 2019).
  • 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 1, 2020.

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

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