Kent State East Liverpool and Salem offers scholarships to new freshman, transfers and currently enrolled students. The scholarships are funded by generous gifts and donations from campus friends, businesses, foundations, faculty/staff and the local community. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, program of study, county of residence, financial need and other criteria.
Both campuses have scholarship committees comprised of faculty, staff and administration who evaluate the applications and award scholarships to deserving students. The scholarships are not renewable (unless specified) but students may reapply each year. Scholarships are awarded to students on a part time or full time basis, depending on the number of hours a student is enrolled per semester.