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.

External Scholarships

Students are encouraged to research opportunities for external scholarships. With any type of search for additional funds, you should never have to pay to submit a scholarship application.  In addition, you should never pay someone to help you find scholarship resources.  Many entities provide free scholarship searches such as The College Board, and others. 

KSU has launched an easy, mobile, and personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easier. It’s easier because the system will match you to your best fit opportunities.

Providing the best student experience is important to us, and we heard your feedback loud and clear. You want an easy, straightforward, and mobile-friendly way to apply for scholarships.

We’re proud to say that now students will be able to:

  • Answer questions that will match you to eligible scholarship opportunities
  • Apply online to multiple scholarship opportunities through a personalized portal
  • View scholarship metrics to determine your chances and the effort required to apply
  • Receive alerts whenever you are matched to new scholarship opportunities

Learn more at

KSU Scholarships (Closed March 1, 2020)

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 October 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

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.