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Tuition Assistance

Domestic Student Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

Four Presidential Scholarships, valued at 50% of the cost of tuition, will be awarded per year. Any first- time enrolled student who meets the academic entry requirements may apply for the scholarship. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from either a professional or academic source citing the student’s abilities to succeed in his or her chosen field, an essay demonstrating commitment to the field of study, resume, and official transcripts. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or above in the most recent academic level. If high school is the most recent academic level, an ACT score of 26 or above (or SAT equivalent) is required. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment with a minimum 3.0 GPA per term.

Deadline for application is by Week five of the term session, to be reviewed in advance of the student’s anticipated start term.

Presidential Scholarship Application

Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship, valued at 35% of the cost of tuition, will be awarded per term for each of Kendall College’s programs: Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts, Business, Education and Hospitality. Any first-time enrolled student who meets the academic entry requirements may apply for the award. All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from either a professional or academic source citing the student’s abilities to succeed in his or her chosen field, an essay demonstrating commitment to the field of study, resume, and official transcripts. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above in the most recent academic level. If high school is the most recent academic level, an ACT score of 24 or above (or SAT equivalent) is required. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment with a minimum 2.5 GPA per term.

Deadline for application is by Week five of the term session, to be reviewed in advance of the student’s anticipated start term.

Dean’s Scholarship Application

Achievement Scholarship

The Achievement Scholarship is available to current year high school graduates who are nominated by their high school. The scholarship is valued at 20% of the cost of tuition. The student must have a high school minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score* of 21 or above (or SAT equivalent). The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing.

Deadline for application is one month prior to the student’s intended start date.

Achievement Scholarship Application
Nomination Form

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is a one-time award available to prospective students who are referred to Kendall College by a Kendall College graduate. This award is valued at $3,000 for Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts, Business and Hospitality programs and valued at $1,500 for the Early Childhood Education program. The scholarship will be disbursed evenly over the first three quarters of the student’s enrollment at Kendall College as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and good academic standing.

Deadline for application is one month prior to the student’s intended start date.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship Application

Frontera Match Scholarship

The Frontera Match Scholarship is valued at 100% of the cost of tuition. The scholarship is available to first-time enrolled students in the Culinary Arts A.A.S. or Baking and Pastry A.A.S. programs. Applicants must be first or second generation Mexican-American, have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5, be a current high school senior or have graduated high school within the last year from a Chicago Public School (CPS), have participated in C-CAP, and be able to demonstrate food service experience or food classes at the high school level. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s associate degree program as long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and good academic standing.

Deadline for application is May 2018 for a Fall 2018 intended start.

Frontera Match Scholarship Application

Peer Mentor Scholarship

The Peer Mentor Scholarship is available to continuing students from each of Kendall College’s degree programs who have completed at least one term of study. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 per term of service. Peer Mentors are selected by the Program Director of each school. Peer Mentors assist with campus immersion and socialization, connecting mentees with student support services, and promoting extracurricular activities. Students interested in becoming a Peer Mentor should contact their Program Director.

Peer Tutor Scholarship

The Peer Tutor Scholarship is available to continuing students from each of Kendall College’s degree programs who have completed at least one term of study. This scholarship is valued at $500-$1,000 per term of service. Peer Tutors attend trainings, team meetings, and scheduled tutoring sessions as well as accurately log tutoring sessions, respond to emails, and model professional behavior. Students interested in becoming a Peer Tutor should contact Meredith Tumilty in the Academic Success Center.

 First Time Study Abroad Scholarship

This is a one-time scholarship valued at $2,000 for first-time study abroad students. One scholarship is available to each of the Business, Culinary and Hospitality programs, for a total of up to three awards annually. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be in sophomore standing or above. To apply students should complete the application form along with one staff/faculty letter of recommendation.

Application

Community Service Scholarship

This is a one-time scholarship valued at $1,000 for full-time continuing students and $500 for part-time continuing students who have completed at least one term of study at Kendall College. The Community Service Scholarship is offered twice per year in the Spring and Fall to students who have participated in community service activities within the last six months. To apply students should submit the application along with documentation of their community service participation.

The application for Spring quarter is open January-February, the application for Fall quarter is open July-August.

Community Service Scholarship Application

Finish Line Scholarship

The Finish Line Scholarship is available to continuing students who are nearing the end of their degree program who have had a change in finances or loss of financial aid. This scholarship is valued at $750 per full-time quarter for the Business, Culinary and Hospitality programs. This scholarship is valued at $500 per full-time quarter or $250 per part-time quarter for Early Childhood Education program. To apply students must have a current FAFSA on file. Business, Culinary and Hospitality students must have at least 135 earned credits. Culinary A.A.S. students must be entering into quarter five or later. Early Childhood Education students must have at least 160 earned credits. To apply students should submit their completed application along with their letter of recommendation from an employer, faculty or staff member. Recipients are selected by committee.

Deadline for application is by Week five of the term session, to be reviewed in advance of the student’s financial assistance request term.

Culinary and Baking and Pastry Application
Business, Culinary and Hospitality Application
Early Childhood Education Application

Kendall College Trust Scholarships

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 kendallfoundation.org.

The Kendall College Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and all donations to the Trust are tax deductible.

Note:

Scholarships and awards are generally available to first-time enrolled Kendall students only, unless otherwise specified, and may not be combined with other institutional awards or reductions.

*ACT score is not required if a student graduated from an IB school

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