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.
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 (PDF). Watch the video.
Outside scholarships must be reported to ensure that financial aid awards remain in compliance with federal regulations. In most cases, receipt of merit-based scholarships from non-Kenyon sources (outside scholarships) will not affect the amount of grant and scholarship assistance that a student receives from Kenyon College provided that the total amount of outside scholarships does not exceed $10,000 and/or the student's cost of attendance.
Any additional amount of outside scholarships earned beyond ten thousand will reduce the Kenyon Need Based Grant within the financial aid package. Need-based grants, entitlements, and benefits from federal, state, or other sources (including tuition benefits from student/parent employers) also replace the Kenyon Need Based Grant.
Outside scholarships may replace packaged self-help (loans and employment) only when the total package including the outside scholarship exceeds the cost of attendance. Additionally, a student's total aid package cannot exceed a student's cost of attendance in a given year. When all grants and scholarships exceed the cost of attendance, the Kenyon Need Based Grant will be reduced.
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