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Clendenin Scholarship Essay

Kennesaw State University is proud to offer scholarships to incoming freshmen, currently enrolled students and transfer students.

The KSU Foundation Scholarship
Established by private donors and awarded each year to students with excellent academic achievement and/or those students with financial need. Scholarships are financial awards given to students who represent the high standards of Kennesaw State University.

Merit Based Scholarships
Awarded based on academic achievement, potential, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, community service and individual scholarship criteria regardless of financial need.

Need Based Scholarships
Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Additional requirements such as leadership skills, community involvement and individual scholarship criteria will also be considered.

The application for the 17/18 academic year is open.
Application dates are November 1st - March 15th for most scholarships.
Letters of Recommendation deadline is March 30th.


Letters of Recommendations are only required for the following:

  • Declared English Majors
  • Students applying for the College of Science and Mathematics Veterans Scholarship
  • Students applying for the National Science Foundation Scholarship
  • Education majors who have been accepted into the year-long cohort practicum experience
  • International students who are active members of ISA
  • no other letters of recommendations are required and will not be accepted 

Staff Senate Scholarship
If you are a full time KSU employee enrolled in accredited courses within the University System of Georgia and wish to apply for the Staff Senate Scholarship please complete the online application beginning June 1st. The deadline for applications is July 7th.



***KSU employees are eligible to apply for the KSU Staff Senate Annual Scholarship only as they can apply for tuition assistance(TAP). Contact Human Resources for more information.

EPISD Education Foundation scholarship applications are now available for students to submit on-line.

The deadline to submit is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. Scholarships will be awarded in May.

Applicants will not be able to log in and out of the system so they need to be prepared with the following information before they begin:

  • Class Rank & GPA
  • Annual family income & number of dependents
  • Amount of money available for college expenses to include financial support from parents, work and savings. Sources and amount of financial aid already secured and anticipated tuition and related expenses for 2018-19
  • Work experience and other accomplishments
  • List of extracurricular activities/community service/honors & awards

The following are the essays you will need to cut and past into the space provided on the application. Select two of the three essays:
Essay 1. Explain the importance of your intended area of study in today’s society. (500-word maximum)
Essay 2. After graduation, how do you plan on giving back to your community and society? (500-word maximum)
Essay 3. Write a short essay about someone who has made a significant impact in your life. (500-word maximum)

A current transcript and two letters of recommendation also will need to be uploaded. Letters need to be dated and signed one-page letter of recommendation from a person in authority, such as high school administrators, faculty, staff, community members, employer or civic leaders who are familiar with the student’s abilities, work habits, integrity and potential. Letters may not be from family members.

The application can only be accessed by seniors.

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