Scholarship and grant opportunities are often available from a variety of sources and students are encouraged to seek out these opportunities to help finance their education. Federal law requires that students notify the College of all financial awards made available to them. Award amounts are incorporated into a need-based financial aid package for students with financial need. Students not receiving need-based aid will receive a direct credit against tuition and mandatory fees.
The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering. Students must submit an essay or video describing what they do to help others in the community and the world. There are a total of 40 scholarships that total $50,000. For further information including official rules and to submit an application, please visit www.charterone.com/scholarship. The entry period opens on April 1st.
Starting in 2014, the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship will support a student from Logan County, Ohio, with up to $18,000 in financial aid over four years. Preference is given to students who are interested in majoring in mathematics or a related field. Students who receive the Knowlton Scholarship their first year will have the scholarship renewed in subsequent years provided they demonstrate sufficient academic progress. For more information, download this brochure.
All students are required to notify the Office of Financial Aid of any grant, scholarship or other awards that they have received from a source other than Kenyon College. By law, the College MUST reduce any need-based awards proportionately, beginning first with the need based self-help components (loans and employment) of the financial aid package. The Federal Perkins Loan, Kenyon College Loan, and Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and need based employment are replaced before adjusting your need based grant. Non need based loans which are not part of this process include the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the PLUS loan. Reducing self-help ultimately helps students by reducing the amount that must be earned on campus or repaid at a later date. We recommend you start a search for privately funded scholarships here. Tuition remission or assistance and state grants and scholarships are not part of this process and their value will reduce the value of the Kenyon College Need Based Grant dollar for dollar.
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