Kendall College Awards and Reductions
Any first-time enrolled student who has earned at least 12 completed semester hours or 18 completed quarter hours from a community college or other post-secondary institution (does not include developmental courses) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is eligible for 15% off the cost of tuition for Early Childhood Education and 20% for Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Business. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and remains in good academic standing.
Kendall College works with its Education Partners to help their employees further their education and skills. Employees and immediate family members of Kendall College Education Partners are eligible for 15% off the cost of tuition for Early Childhood Education and 20% for Business, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. The reduction is for the entire length of the student’s degree program provided the student is a new enrollee at Kendall, remains in good academic standing, and is continuously enrolled at Kendall College in either a full-time or part-time capacity. The student or family member must be currently working at the Education Partner institution. Click here for more information. Verification Form.
Kendall Merit Scholarships are awarded based on prior educational achievement as reviewed at the time of enrollment. Awards are based on a combination of financial need, as determined by the annual FAFSA results, and the entering grade point average (GPA) that is used to determine enrollment eligibility. Generally, Kendall institutional awards are not concurrent. A student with eligibility for more than one Kendall institutional award will be awarded the higher of the two Kendall institutional awards. Students attending prior to the Summer 2010 term will continue to receive the institutional awards they previously received as long as they maintain GPA and enrollment criteria previously established for those awards. Unless otherwise stated Kendall institutional awards are only available during terms where students are enrolled full-time.
Kendall Summer Camp
All campers who attend Summer Camp are awarded a $1,000 Scholarship towards tuition at Kendall College, $3,000 max scholarship award. The scholarship is awarded evenly over the first three quarters of full-time enrollment. Available to Hospitality, Culinary and Business first time enrolled, degree seeking students. Application.
Laureate Lifelong Learner Award
As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall College welcomes graduates and their immediate family members from our fellow institutions† who want to earn their next degree. Proof of graduation from a GPS Institution or current full or part-time Kendall status is required (transcript or confirmation of graduation status through the Office of the Registrar) and this attestation form. The student can receive a 15% tuition reduction* on the lifetime of their program, as long as the student maintains good academic standing, and if the student or immediate family member is a graduate of one of these Laureate universities:
- Kendall College
- Walden University
- The National Hispanic University
- NewSchool of Architecture and Design
- Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Valid for immediate family members of current Kendall College students.
*Not valid for Tennessee residents.
Immediate family member is defined as parent, spouse, domestic partner, child or sibling.
Teacher Continuing Education Award
A tuition reduction valued at 15% is offered to both newly enrolled students and graduates of the Early Childhood Education Program at Kendall College. This reduction is available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and want to obtain a teaching license, or current Illinois licensed teachers who are looking to obtain an endorsement. Proof of Bachelor’s degree or Illinois Teaching License and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 from the institution that conferred the Bachelor’s Degree are required. The reduction is valid through the entire life of enrollment at Kendall so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and remains in good academic standing; reporting at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Deadline for the application is five days prior to each term start.
Kendall College Trust
The Kendall College Trust is dedicated to providing financial support for students of need enrolled in career programs at Kendall College. Scholarships are available for students in career programs who have completed their first year of study. For more information please visit the KCT website. The Kendall College Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit corporation and all donations to the Trust are tax deductible.
American Culinary Federation (ACF) Education Foundation Secondary Certified Program Award
Certified Graduates and Junior Culinarians from American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Secondary Certified programs are eligible to receive $500 per quarter for the life of the program in either Culinary Arts, Business or Hospitality Management at Kendall College. The student must stay continuously enrolled and maintain good academic standing. Proof of transcripts and NOCTI score of 70% or higher are required.
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Postsecondary Program Award
Recipients of an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry from any American Culinary Federation Education Foundation accredited postsecondary program are eligible to receive $500 per quarter for the life of the program in the bachelor’s degree completion program in the Kendall College School of Business, Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management. Applicants must submit official college transcripts. The reduction is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and remains in good academic standing.
Prostart National Certificate of Achievement Award
Recipients of the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement are eligible to receive a 15% tuition reduction for the life of the program in either Culinary Arts, Business or Hospitality Management at Kendall College. The student must stay continuously enrolled and maintain good academic standing. Proof of transcripts and ProStart Certificate of Achievement are required.
Students who have been awarded the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement by the NRAEF will be granted credits for certain introductory courses at Kendall College. In order to receive these credits, student (s) must meet all admission requirements of the Kendall College program. Proof of transcripts and ProStart Certificate of Achievement are required. Please contact your enrollment advisor with questions.
Student Organization Competition Awards
Kendall College grants eligible students who participate in state and national competitions tuition awards ranging from $500 – $18,000 based on competition and standing.
- Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
- Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
- Family, Career and Community Leaders of
America, Inc. (FCCLA)
Competition Award Terms
The above awards are for the duration of a student’s program while continuously enrolled at Kendall for up to 12 quarters for Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Business programs and up to 6 quarters for the Baking and Pastry program. Students must provide written proof of placement in competition from organization. Student must remain continuously enrolled and in good academic standing, earning a 2.75 GPA or higher.
To determine your eligibility and get additional information, please submit the documentation of placement in the competition to Brian Schreiber at Brian.Schreiber@kendall.edu or call 312.752.2392.
Note: To receive need-based grants, the student must meet all eligibility requirements and complete a FAFSA and the Kendall College Financial Aid Application.