All first-year applicants, including Early Decision applicants, who are US citizens or permanent residents and who meet the criteria for admission to Kenyon College are welcome to submit a KEEP scholarship application for this competition. This scholarship will be awarded to selected students from underrepresented backgrounds, including first-generation students. To be eligible for this scholarship, Scholars must complete the KEEP Summer Experience. Those wanting to be considered for KEEP scholarships must submit their form by December 1 for Early Decision 1 and February 3 for Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision.
This scholarship eliminates the loan and work-study obligations of the financial aid package for all four years, and provides a $500.00 book and supply allowance for the first year.
KEEP Scholars must participate in the KEEP Summer Experience, an academic and co-curricular program, the summer before their first year. The program includes two summer courses (for a total 0.5 units of credit) that establish best practices and habits for critical thinking, with a focus on analytical writing, data analysis, as well as visual and oral presentation. It also provides networking opportunities with campus officials in charge of internships, research experiences, off-campus study, assistant teaching, and campus employment. On-campus housing is provided and each Scholar receives a $1,000 stipend upon successful completion.
Throughout their college careers, KEEP Scholars are expected to serve as models of academic engagement and to be advocates for the College’s mission of diversity and inclusion. The minimum requirements for fulfilling this expectation are: (a) complete the KEEP-STEM summer experience (Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020), including both courses, (b) review academic progress and engagement with the KEEP Coordinator at least once per semester for all years, and (c) complete an ODEI academic workshop or equivalent at least once per semester for all years.
Some KEEP Scholarship applicants may be eligible for the STEM Scholarship. Details concerning eligibility and requirements for STEM Scholarships are available on the STEM scholarship website.
KEEP Scholarships are determined on a competitive basis and require the completion of both the Common Application or Coalition Application and a brief KEEP Scholarship form. For general questions about KEEP, please contact Jacky Neri Arias at 740-427-5897 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the academic program, contact faculty co-directors, Simon P. Garcia (email@example.com) and Jene Schoenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 15: Submission of Common Application or Coalition Application for Early Decision 1
January 15: Submission of Common Application or Coalition Application for Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision
NOTE: Students must complete both the scholarship form and Kenyon's admissions application in order to be considered.
December: Notification of scholarship winners for Early Decision 1
February: Notification of scholarship winners for Early Decision 2
March: Notification of scholarship winners for Regular Decision
2020 KEEP Summer Experience: Sunday, June 28 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020