Additional Scholarships

Many scholarships sponsored by outside organizations are available to Kettering University students.

External Organization Scholarships

Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

The Russell J. Ebeid scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen students of Arab American background at engineering and business schools. 

Scholarship application will be available early December.

Amount

Up to $5,000 per year. 

Criteria

  • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
  • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
  • Be of Arab American heritage
  • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
  • Must have an SAT of 1160 or higher or ACT of 24 or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

Deadline: February 7

Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

Amount

$2,500 per year

Criteria

  • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
  • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
  • Graduating from Detroit Cristo Rey High School
  • Be of Arab American, African American, or Latino heritage
  • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
  • Must have an SAT of 1160 or higher or ACT of 24 or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

Deadline: February 7

Armen Oumedian Scholarship

The Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship is a financial award sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. 

Amount

$1,000

Criteria

To be eligible for the Patricia & Armen Oumedian Scholarship, applicants must be full-time students at Kettering University or transferring from Grand Rapids Community College to Kettering University. Students must be residents of West Michigan or currently be employed by a West Michigan Kettering University Co-op employer, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

Deadline: March 1

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.

Amount

The awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 per year and some are renewable.

Freshmen:  Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open March 1

Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open December 1. 

Apply at swe.org/scholarships

Deadline: May 1

  • Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

    Russell J. Ebeid Scholarship for Arab American Students

    The Russell J. Ebeid scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen students of Arab American background at engineering and business schools. 

    Scholarship application will be available early December.

    Amount

    Up to $5,000 per year. 

    Criteria

    • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
    • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
    • Be of Arab American heritage
    • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
    • Must have an SAT of 1160 or higher or ACT of 24 or higher
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must demonstrate financial need

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

    http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

    Deadline: February 7

  • Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

    Russell J. Ebeid Detroit Cristo Rey Scholarship

    Amount

    $2,500 per year

    Criteria

    • Be an incoming freshman applying for admission to Kettering University
    • Suggested Coursework: 2 years of Algebra, 1 year of Geometry; 1 semester of Trigonometry; 3 years of English; Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended; 2 years of Lab Science; AP and IB Coursework is also accepted
    • Graduating from Detroit Cristo Rey High School
    • Be of Arab American, African American, or Latino heritage
    • Plan to major in fields of engineering or business management
    • Must have an SAT of 1160 or higher or ACT of 24 or higher
    • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Must demonstrate financial need

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

    http://www.centeraap.org/grants/scholarships/ebeid-family-fund-scholarship-opportunities/

    Deadline: February 7

  • Armen Oumedian Scholarship

    Armen Oumedian Scholarship

    The Patricia and Armen Oumedian Engineering Scholarship is a financial award sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. 

    Amount

    $1,000

    Criteria

    To be eligible for the Patricia & Armen Oumedian Scholarship, applicants must be full-time students at Kettering University or transferring from Grand Rapids Community College to Kettering University. Students must be residents of West Michigan or currently be employed by a West Michigan Kettering University Co-op employer, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website: 

    grfoundation.org/apply-for-scholarships

    Deadline: March 1

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship

    Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship

    The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.

    Amount

    The awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 per year and some are renewable.

    Freshmen:  Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open March 1

    Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open December 1. 

    Apply at swe.org/scholarships

    Deadline: May 1

Corporate Partner Scholarships

Lear Scholars Program

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, is ranked #147 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. Our vision is to be consistently recognized as the supplier of choice, an employer of choice, the investment of choice and a company that supports the communities where we do business.

The Lear Scholars Program provides the families of Lear employees the opportunity for their students to enroll in Kettering University and benefit from its intense academic curriculum – one which combines theory with practice better than any university in the world.

Amount

Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

Criteria 

Lear children admitted to Kettering University that are selected for the Lear Scholars program access the following benefits:

  • Scholarships - additional support based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Lear co-op work placements in the United States.
  • Full-time job opportunities with Lear upon graduation.
  • All US accepted applicants are required to complete the FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid) by February 1 (opens October 1). 
  • Non-US applicants are required to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application and a Kettering-supplied affidavit of support. Please note US immigration regulations require all student visa applicants to document the sources of their educational funds.

Deadline: March 11

To apply, complete a Kettering University admissions application. No additional scholarship application is required.  Email finaid@kettering.edu indicating your parents name and Lear employment location.

Navistar Scholars Program

Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find Navistar taking the lead.

Navistar is pleased to partner with Kettering University to offer the Navistar Scholars Program. This annual scholarship of up to $20,000 per year was created to support the recruitment and retention of women and minority students from the greater Chicagoland area who are pursuing a degree in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.

Amount

Up to $20,000 per year, renewable

Criteria 

  • Apply for admission and be admitted by February 1.
  • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within the greater Chicagoland area.
  • FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid) must be completed by February 1 (opens October 1).
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op with Navistar.
  • Major in Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering (BSE), Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Other conditions may apply.

Deadline:  March 11

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Admissions Portal

Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program

Piston Group is a private investment platform founded by industry magnate and NBA champion Vinnie Johnson, to build value by creating, operating and growing world-class manufacturing and design companies. With investments beginning in 1995 and a strong entrepreneurial culture, today’s platform has grown to include Piston Automotive, Irvin Products, Detroit Thermal Systems, and AIREA.

Piston Group knows that a lifetime of success starts with coming together under a shared vision. It is with that knowledge that Piston Group is proud to partner with Kettering University to offer the Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program.

Amount

Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

Criteria

  • Apply for admission and be admitted by March 1.
  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Electrical, Engineering (BSE), Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within Southeast Michigan.
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
  • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op that will rotate between the Piston Group companies.
  • Scholarship covers the remaining cost of tuition, room & board after all other gifts and scholarships have been applied.
  • Other conditions may apply.

Deadline:  March 11

To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Admissions Portal

  • Lear Scholars Program

    Lear Scholars Program

    Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, is ranked #147 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. Our vision is to be consistently recognized as the supplier of choice, an employer of choice, the investment of choice and a company that supports the communities where we do business.

    The Lear Scholars Program provides the families of Lear employees the opportunity for their students to enroll in Kettering University and benefit from its intense academic curriculum – one which combines theory with practice better than any university in the world.

    Amount

    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

    Criteria 

    Lear children admitted to Kettering University that are selected for the Lear Scholars program access the following benefits:

    • Scholarships - additional support based on demonstrated financial need.
    • Lear co-op work placements in the United States.
    • Full-time job opportunities with Lear upon graduation.
    • All US accepted applicants are required to complete the FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid) by February 1 (opens October 1). 
    • Non-US applicants are required to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application and a Kettering-supplied affidavit of support. Please note US immigration regulations require all student visa applicants to document the sources of their educational funds.

    Deadline: March 11

    To apply, complete a Kettering University admissions application. No additional scholarship application is required.  Email finaid@kettering.edu indicating your parents name and Lear employment location.

  • Navistar Scholars Program

    Navistar Scholars Program

    Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find Navistar taking the lead.

    Navistar is pleased to partner with Kettering University to offer the Navistar Scholars Program. This annual scholarship of up to $20,000 per year was created to support the recruitment and retention of women and minority students from the greater Chicagoland area who are pursuing a degree in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.

    Amount

    Up to $20,000 per year, renewable

    Criteria 

    • Apply for admission and be admitted by February 1.
    • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within the greater Chicagoland area.
    • FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid) must be completed by February 1 (opens October 1).
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op with Navistar.
    • Major in Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering (BSE), Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
    • Other conditions may apply.

    Deadline:  March 11

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Admissions Portal

  • Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program

    Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program

    Piston Group is a private investment platform founded by industry magnate and NBA champion Vinnie Johnson, to build value by creating, operating and growing world-class manufacturing and design companies. With investments beginning in 1995 and a strong entrepreneurial culture, today’s platform has grown to include Piston Automotive, Irvin Products, Detroit Thermal Systems, and AIREA.

    Piston Group knows that a lifetime of success starts with coming together under a shared vision. It is with that knowledge that Piston Group is proud to partner with Kettering University to offer the Piston Group Co-op Scholarship Program.

    Amount

    Awards are variable in amount based on student need.  

    Criteria

    • Apply for admission and be admitted by March 1.
    • Student must be pursuing a degree in Electrical, Engineering (BSE), Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
    • Emphasis on minority and female students with financial need who reside within Southeast Michigan.
    • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by March 1 (opens October 1).
    • Must be successfully placed as a paid co-op that will rotate between the Piston Group companies.
    • Scholarship covers the remaining cost of tuition, room & board after all other gifts and scholarships have been applied.
    • Other conditions may apply.

    Deadline:  March 11

    To apply, accepted students can go to the scholarship tab in the Admissions Portal