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Choosing which college to attend can be one of the biggest decisions a person can make. When a student is looking for colleges to attend, studies show one of the first things they look for is how much it will cost. Scholarships and grants are a few ways to help reduce the total cost of attendance for students.

A list of scholarships for incoming new students at Kettering College are listed in the dropdown menus below. There are additional scholarships for returning students as well.

Kettering College’s merit-based scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are not guaranteed.

How do I apply for scholarships?

All students admitted into a program are eligible, but check with financial aid to verify no additional documents are required.

    • Academic Achievement Scholarship: First-time Freshman

      The Academic Achievement Scholarship Award is a merit scholarship for first-time, full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in nursing, respiratory care, human biology, and health sciences.

      GPA RequirementTotal Allocated Over 1st YearTotal Degree Amount
      3.9 or higher$12,000$36,000
      3.75 - 3.89$10,000$30,000
      3.6 - 3.74$8,000$24,000
      3.0 - 3.59$5,000$15,000

       

      • The scholarship is allocated evenly over the first year and is renewable up to four years or throughout the completion of the first undergraduate degree
      • Students must submit high school transcripts and test scores for validation
      • Students must maintain a Kettering College GPA of 3.0 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship
      • Grant/scholarship aid plus the academic achievement scholarship award cannot equal more than tuition
      • Must be full-time to receive full aid. Part-time students can receive a pro-rated scholarship amount

      *Total degree amount can vary based on total semesters in various programs

    • Academic Achievement Scholarship: Transfer Student

      The Academic Achievement Transfer Scholarship Award is a merit scholarship for undergraduate transfer students pursuing a degree in nursing, respiratory, human biology, health sciences, sonography, or radiology.  

      GPA RequirementTotal Allocated Over 1st YearTotal Degree Amount*
      3.5 or higher$8,000$24,000
      3.0 - 3.49$6,000$18,000
      2.7 - 2.99$5,000$15,000
      • The scholarship is allocated evenly between semesters each year and is renewable for up to four years or throughout the completion of the first undergraduate degree at Kettering College. The allocation of the total yearly amount will vary between programs depending if the program meets throughout the summer semester or not.
      • Students must submit official high school and all college transcripts for validation 
      • Students must maintain a Kettering College GPA of 3.0 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship
      • Grant/scholarship aid plus the academic achievement scholarship award cannot equal more than tuition 
      • Must be full-time to receive full aid. Part-time students may be eligible to receive a pro-rated scholarship amount
      • For more information visit KC.edu/scholarships 

        

      *Total degree amount can vary based on total semesters in various program

    • Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program Scholarship

      This Kettering College Academic Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to qualified, incoming Occupational Therapy Doctoral students. The scholarship is $3472 per semester or $27,776 over the 8 semesters.

      Eligibility: Students starting in Fall of 2022 and graduating in summer 2025 that have an undergraduate 3.7 or higher GPA.

      Requirements:

      • Student must be admitted to the Occupational Therapy program.
      • Official undergraduate transcript will be required upon graduation to confirm eligibility.

       

      GPATotal Merit for ProgramMerit Per Semester
      3.69 and below$0$0
      3.70 or higher$27,776$3,742

       

      Renewal is based on successful progression with starting cohort to on-time graduation.

      This scholarship is only available to those that meet the criteria and start in fall of 2022.

Grants

Grants are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  Most grants are based on some type of need-based eligibility.  Therefore, you must complete the FAFSA to apply for most grants. Sources of grants include federal, state, private, and institutional funds.  The availability of grants is generally limited to need-based students. For more information about grants and other types of financial aid, read The Student Guide.

    • Federal Pell Grant

      Federal Pell Grants are awarded based upon the analysis of your FAFSA, cost of attendance, and enrollment status (full or part time).  They are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.
      The U.S. Department of Education uses a standardized formula, established by Congress (called the Federal Needs Analysis Methodology), to evaluate the information you report on the FAFSA.  The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number.  The EFC number can range from zero to 99,999 or higher.  Your Student Aid Report contains this number and will indicate if you are eligible for a Pell Grant.

    • Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

      The Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG) provides need-based tuition assistance to Ohio students from low to moderate-income families.  Awards are based upon EFC (Expected Family Contribution).  Your family’s EFC must be 2,190 or lower and you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) to be considered for the OCOG.  You can apply by completing the FAFSA by October 1 of each year.
      For additional information regarding Ohio’s state grant and scholarship programs, please visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  For more information on grant and/or aid from other states, please visit the National Association of State Grant & Aid Programs website.

    • Choose Ohio First Grant

      Choose Ohio First is part of Ohio’s strategic effort to bolster the state in the global marketplace of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM). COF awards scholarship funding to selected Ohio colleges and universities to support undergraduate and qualifying graduate students in innovative academic programs. This need-based aid will grant qualifying nursing students with $3,000.00 in tuition per year ($1000 per semester).

      To qualify, students must:

      • Must be an Ohio resident
      • Be a new or currently enrolled student in our nursing program
      • Submit a FAFSA (this is used for the sole purpose of determining financial need)
      • Meet all program acceptance and/or good standing requirements

      Apply Here

Returning Student Scholarships

Below is a list of Kettering College’s merit scholarships for the academic year. For most awards, we consider academic achievement only. For others, financial need is also considered.

Download a list of available scholarships for returning students here.


Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us! We would love to help.

Student Finance Office Contact
Email: financial.aid@my.kc.edu
Phone: 937-395-6022
Fax: 937-395-8338

Student Finance Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays

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