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.
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 with one of the common scholarship search engines (see list below). 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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