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KSU Scholarships

KSU Scholarships provides links to scholarships available at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and online application information. These scholarships have been made available to KSU students through private support to KSU. Scholarships may be need-based (based on financial need), merit-based (based on academic achievement), or merit-based with consideration given to financial need. Many are open to both undergraduates and graduate students enrolled full or part-time. Undergraduate full-time enrollment is at least 12 semester hours and part-time enrollment is at least 6 semester hours. Graduate full-time enrollment is at least 9 semester hours and part-time enrollment is at least 5 semester hours. Some scholarships are designated for specific majors and are listed by the college/school in which that major is housed. Scholarships that are open to any major are listed under the category of university-wide scholarships. Students are encouraged to review both university-wide and major-specific scholarships to identify all possible scholarship opportunities.

Need Based

KSU has a variety of need-based scholarships. For more information please visit

To determine eligibility for need-based scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1st for the following academic school year and list Kennesaw State as a school on the form (Title IV Code: 001577).

Merit Based

KSU has a variety of scholarships based on academic merit and community involvement. For more information please visit

There are a few that are based on financial need as well as academic merit. Scholarships that are merit-based with consideration given to financial need are awarded based upon overall merit after financial need is established. To be considered for need-based and merit-based scholarships with financial need, students must complete both a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit a scholarship application to the appropriate department.

External Scholarships

KSU receives a variety of applications from private sources for scholarships.

  • Eligibility criteria varies. KSU is not involved in the selection process.
  • The majority of applications are available from October through May for the following academic year.
  • Visit the External Scholarships List often to check for new scholarship applications.

Other Scholarships And Services Available Online

A number of online resources are accessible below. Eligibility criteria varies. This list is not by any means comprehensive and is provided for your information and convenience only. The inclusion or exclusion of a particular site should not be interpreted as an endorsement or lack thereof by Kennesaw State University. You, the consumer, are responsible for doing your own research and making your own evaluation of any available product, service or resource.

All of the products, services and resources listed below are completely independent of Kennesaw State University and the University System of Georgia. KSU is not involved in the selection process in any way.

2006 Colleges, College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page This site is designed to offer college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on free college scholarship and financial aid searches.

ASNE Scholarship The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) sponsors a scholarship program to encourage students to enter the field of naval engineering and to provide support to naval engineers seeking advanced education in the field. Scholarship awards are $2,500 for undergraduate students and $3,500 for graduate students. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States and must demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in naval engineering. Understand all of your options when it comes to paying for college. Get the latest information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.

FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB), the largest free scholarship search available on the Internet, is a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program Provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education. Graduate opportunities are offered for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.


Gilman International Scholarship The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.  This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The program awards grants of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen, undergraduate students to pursue study abroad opportunities worldwide.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation finds and recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service. In addition, it provides them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.

International Scholarships The premier financial aid and scholarship resource for international students wishing to study abroad.Additional resources for international students can be found at:

The Network For Professional and Executive Women scholarship fund offers a $1,000 scholarship for women entering their junior or senior year of a baccalaureate program or a graduate degree program.

The Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie MaeĀ®, achieves its mission-to increase access to higher education for America's students-by supporting programs and initiatives that help open doors to higher education, prepare families for their college investment, and bridge the gap when no one else can. Free college scholarships and financial aid resource. Free scholarship search, this searchable database allows the student to find scholarships in their field.

Scholarships for Minority Students Scholarship opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.