Scholarships are private monies that are made available to students from various local community groups, corporate donors, and the University. You do not have to repay scholarships. Each scholarship usually requires a separate application.

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. 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 are completely independent of Kennesaw State University and the University System of Georgia. KSU is not involved in the selection process in any way.

Visit the External Scholarships List often to check for new scholarship applications.