We've received several calls regarding some of our scholarship deadlines and thought it best to make certain you're on the same page. Given that December 15, our typical deadline, falls on a Saturday, please know that we will consider applications received through Monday, December 17, for scholarship review. So, there's one week left to apply for Kenyon's...
- New! Full and Half Tuition Scholarships
- Kenyon Honor, Science, and Trustee Opportunity Scholarships
- Distinguished Academic Scholarships
- Newman's Own Foundation Scholarships
- National Merit Scholarships
- The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
- Studio Art Scholarships
- Music Scholarships
- Kenyon Writing Award
- S. Georgia Nugent Award in Creative Writing
These extraordinary renewable scholarships are awarded to the top students in every entering class regardless of financial need. Students are evaluated holistically and do not have to be specialists in any particular area. The college is looking to recognize extraordinary leadership, scholarship and community membership. Finalists will be notified in the first week of February and invited to campus compete for these scholarships. There is no separate application for these scholarships but students must apply by December 15.
These valuable scholarships, worth $20,000 per year, are designed to recognize students for specific characteristics related to their academic interests and talents as well as the diverse backgrounds they bring to the community. While there are no specific grade point averages or scores that recipients must obtain to be considered for these scholarships, recipients are often at or near the top of their class and have received other selective scholarships or talent recognition programs, such as National Merit Scholarships, National Achievement Scholarships Program, National Hispanic Scholarships, or National Council of Teachers of English awards. Honors Scholarships are awarded to students who represent excellence in the liberal arts. Science Scholars are those students who show promise to excel in the natural sciences. Trustee Opportunity Scholars are top students who come from underrepresented backgrounds, including first-generation students. There is no special or separate application form to complete.
This scholarship program recognizes outstanding students whose academic achievement, leadership potential, and accomplishments in activities place them in the top 10 to 15 percent of admitted students. These scholarships are awarded in a range up to $12,000 per year.
Newman's Own Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to selected students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, with priority given to those from underrepresented backgrounds, including first-generation students. Students are selected on the basis of their intellectual engagement, creativity, community service, and leadership to Kenyon. These scholarships eliminate the loan portion of the financial aid package. No special application is required.
Kenyon also sponsors scholarships for students who are selected as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The College enrolls one of the highest per capita numbers of National Merit Scholars of any college in the region and exceeds the percentage at many of the nation's other highly selective colleges. The amount awarded through the National Merit Program will vary depending on need, but it ranges up to $2,000.
Kenyon sponsors scholarships for students who have been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (www.artandwriting.org) program. Students who are selected as either national Gold or Silver Medal recipients in the categories of Art, Photography, General Writing or Nonfiction Writing, will be awarded a scholarship from the College ($2,000 for Gold Awards and $1,500 for Silver Awards), renewable each year.
Kenyon awards studio art scholarships ranging up to $12,000 per year, renewable every year for each recipient's four-year Kenyon career. These scholarships are based on merit alone and are awarded for exemplary ability in studio art. Scholarship recipients are expected to take studio art courses each year and encouraged to major or minor in studio art. More details concerning eligibility and requirements for the scholarships are available on the studio art scholarship Web site.
Kenyon awards music scholarships ranging up to $12,000 per year, renewable every year for each recipient's four-year Kenyon career. These scholarships are based on merit alone and are awarded for exemplary musical ability in any instrumental or vocal category in which the Department of Music offers private instruction. Scholarship recipients are expected to take private lessons on their major instrument each semester at Kenyon, and likewise are expected to participate in at least one Music Department ensemble each semester. They are under no obligation to major or minor in music. More details concerning eligibility and requirements for the scholarships are available on the music scholarship Web site.Apply for this opportunity.
This scholarship, recognizing writing talent, will be awarded with preference to a graduate of the Kenyon Review Young Writers program for high school students. Young Writers graduates who apply to Kenyon will automatically be considered for the scholarship, which provides $12,000 per year. It is renewable for four years, under the same rules that apply to all of Kenyon's merit scholarships. The winner is selected based on an evaluation of the Common Application essay, essays on the Kenyon Supplement, and other material that he or she may wish to submit. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of talent, not eligibility for aid. There is a December 15 application deadline for this scholarship. (Note: Additional material should be limited to five pages and uploaded to the Kenyon web site via the student's application portal. Access to this site is password protected and granted via email once the student has submitted their Common Application to Kenyon.) Apply for this opportunity.