Scholarships for KSU Honors Students

Eligibility:

You must be accepted to Kennesaw State University and KSU Journey Honors College.  Each scholarship may also have additional eligibility criteria as specified below. Scholarship amounts may vary annually based on market performance and other factors. More information about all KSU scholarships may be found at http://scholarships.kennesaw.edu/

Application:

To apply for Honors scholarships, fill out the KSU Foundation Scholarship Application. The application can be found by clicking here.

Deadline: 

The scholarship application opens November 1st – March 1st for the following academic year.  See http://scholarships.kennesaw.edu/ for more information.

Notification:

Recipients of scholarships are typically notified of their awards in early May.  All communication will be sent to the student’s KSU email account.  The student email login can be found at www.kennesaw.edu/myksu.   

Renewals:

Students who have been awarded a renewable scholarship must complete the scholarship application each year.

 

*KSU Journey Honors College continues to raise funds to provide academic scholarships to as many Honors students as possible. Currently, we are unable to offer every student an academic scholarship. However, we do encourage students to reapply for Honors scholarships every academic year via the online scholarship portal. 

 

Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Award: $3000

    First Year: $1000
    Second Year: $1000
    Third Year: $1000

    *PEGS Students also travel internationally twice during the five-semester program. A significant amount of additional scholarship funds are provided for students in the PEGS program. 

    Eligibility: 

    • Acceptance into the PEGS cohort and the University Honors Program
    • KSU-calculated high school GPA of 3.7 or higher
    • SAT score of at least 1220 or an ACT score of at least 25 (with the exception of fall 2021 admits)
    • To maintain the scholarship, must be in good standing with the University Honors Program (not on probation) and maintain above a 3.5 GPA
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College

    *The number of these awards varies by year and is determined through review of applications.

  • Award: $1000

    Eligibility:

    • Acceptance into the Great Books cohort and the University Honors Program

    • KSU-calculated high school GPA of 3.6 or higher

    • SAT score of at least 1220 or an ACT score of at least 25 (with the exception of fall 2021 admits)

    • Fewer than 12 hours of college coursework completed

    • To maintain the scholarship, must be in good standing with the University Honors Program (not on probation) and maintain above a 3.25 GPA
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College
  • Award: $2000

    • Admission to KSU and University Honors Program
    • KSU-confirmed adjusted GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • SAT Score of at least 1220 or an ACT score of at least 25 (with the exception of fall 2021)
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College

    *The number of these awards varies by year and is determined through review of applications.

  • Award: $500

    Eligibility: 

    • First time student admitted to KSU and the KSU Journey Honors College
    • High school GPA of at least 3.5
    • SAT score of 1220 or higher or an ACT score of at least 25 (with the exception of fall 2021)
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College

    *The number of these awards varies by year and is determined through review of applications.

  • Award: $1250

    First Year: $750
    Second Year: $500

    Eligibility: 

    • Admission to KSU and University Honors Program
    • KSU-confirmed adjusted GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • SAT Score of at least 1220 or an ACT score of at least 25 (with the exception of fall 2021)
    • To maintain the scholarship in year two, must be in good standing with the University Honors Program (not on probation) and maintain above a 3.25 GPA
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College

    *The number of these awards varies by year and is determined through review of applications.

  • Award: $4000


    First Year: $1000
    Second Year: $1000
    Third Year: $1000
    Fourth Year: $1000

    Eligibility: 

    • Admission to KSU and University Honors Program
    • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
    • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the KSU Office of Student Financial Aid
    • To maintain the scholarship in years two-four, must be in good standing with the University Honors Program (not on probation) and maintain above a 3.25 GPA
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College
  • The purpose of this merit-based scholarship is to recognize highly motivated, academically talented first-time first-year students enrolled in the University Honors Program at Kennesaw State University. The scholarship is intended to assist with filling the gap between the cost of attendance and funding from Georgia’s scholarship and grant programs. The Dasher-Spruell Presidential Scholarship may be used toward the cost of books, room and board and any other educational expenses, including study abroad. 

    Additional eligibility requirements: 

    • Applicants must have an incoming academic high school minimum GPA of 3.7 or better, as determined by KSU
    • Applicants must be residents of the state of Georgia

    Expectations:

    • For the scholarship to be renewable to the same student for a maximum of four years (assuming funds are available), he or she must remain in good standing in the University Honors Program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale each award year.
    • The recipient will serve as ambassador for or representative of the Honors Program and will be expected to participate in at least one Honors College activity or event per semester, as overseen by the Honors College. 
    • The recipient will participate in at least one student organization (Honors Club, discipline-based Honors society, fraternity/sorority, Center for Student Leadership, student government, or other registered student organization.
    • Must enroll in the Introduction to Honors course during first semester in KSU Journey Honors College

    *The number of these awards varies by year and is determined through review of applications.

  • This scholarship, intended for English majors enrolled in the University Honors Program, honors Dr. Patricia E. (Liza) Davis, professor of English, who served as director of the Kennesaw State University Honors Program since its inception in 1995 until her retirement in December 2016.  The scholarship honors Dr. Davis’ unwavering commitment to her students and her outstanding leadership in growing the Honors program. 

    This one-year, non-renewable scholarship is intended to support juniors and seniors majoring in English who are in good standing in the University Honors Program; preference will be given to rising seniors entering their final year of study.  The award may be used for tuition, fees, room, board, study abroad program fees or any other educational expenses.

    Eligibility requirements: 

    • The recipient must be a declared English major
    • The recipient must be a member in good standing of the University Honors Program
    • Preference will be given to rising seniors entering their final year of study

    *The number of these awards varies by year and is determined through review of applications.

 

Travel Scholarships for Great Books cohort students

Students must apply and be accepted first to the University Honors Program and subsequently to the Great Books cohort to apply for these travel scholarships. Deadline for Great Books travel scholarships is in October. All members of the Great Books cohort will be notified of the application process.

  • The Barry and Sylvia Hyman Endowed International Education Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. E. Howard Shealy for his years of exceptional service to the study abroad program in Montepulciano, Italy. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students properly enrolled in the Great Books Honors Program to study abroad in Italy. Recipients are awarded a scholarship to be applied towards the fees associated with their education abroad program.

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
    • Must have freshman status and be enrolled in the Great Books Honors Program
    • Must be enrolled full or part-time
    • Must be approved to study abroad in Montepulciano, Italy

    Contact honors@kennesaw.edu if you have questions. 

  • The Robin Schmidt Shore Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to freshman students admitted to the Great Books Honors Program to study abroad in Italy. Recipients are awarded a scholarship to be applied towards the fees associated with their education abroad program.

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
    • Must have freshman status and be enrolled in the Great Books Honors Program
    • Must be enrolled full-time
    • Must be approved to study abroad in Montepulciano, Italy

     

    Contact honors@kennesaw.edu if you have questions.
  • The Jean Schade Boos International Study Abroad Scholarship will provide financial assistance to freshman students admitted to the Great Books Honors Program to study abroad in Italy. Recipients are awarded a scholarship to be applied towards the fees associated with their education abroad program.

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
    • Must have freshman status and be enrolled in the Great Books Honors Program
    • Must be enrolled full-time
    • Must be approved to study abroad in Montepulciano, Italy
       

    Contact honors@kennesaw.edu if you have questions.

  • The Vince Dooley Honors College International Study Abroad Scholarship will provide financial assistance to freshman students admitted to the Great Books Honors Program to study abroad in Italy. Recipients are awarded a scholarship to be applied towards the fees associated with their education abroad program.

    • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
    • Must have freshman status and be enrolled in the Great Books Honors Program
    • Must be enrolled full-time
    • Must be approved to study abroad in Montepulciano, Italy
    • Financial need as determined by the KSU Office of Student Financial Aid is preferred

    Contact honors@kennesaw.edu if you have questions.


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