About the Program

Kennesaw State University is proud to announce the new Clendenin Scholars Program that will replace the Clendenin Graduate Fellowship by way of a new focus on exclusively supporting graduate education at Kennesaw State University.  Established in 2008 by the Clendenin Family with a $1 million endowment, the Clendenin Scholars Program at KSU will provide financial support for academically gifted students accepted into graduate degree programs at KSU.  Doctoral students enrolled at KSU will be eligible to receive $20,000/year plus an annual out-of-state tuition waiver for a maximum of 3 years, while master’s students enrolled at KSU will be eligible to receive $15,000/year plus an annual out-of-state tuition waiver for a maximum of 2 years.  The Clendenin Scholars Program at KSU will provide a national and international focus on attracting academically accomplished students to KSU’s rapidly growing list of graduate degree programs.

Over the past 5 years, 35 recipients have been awarded scholarships under the Clendenin Graduate Fellowship with 20 graduates in programs encompassing fields such as Information Systems, Nursing Science, Literary Studies, Education Administration, Biological Sciences, Epidemiology, Conflict Management, Math Education, Educational Leadership, Math Education, and Business Administration.

 

Qualifications

The next application deadline is March 28, 2014 for fall 2014 enrollment.

Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program at Kennesaw State University (EdD and EdS students also qualify).  Applicants should exemplify academic distinction and leadership potential and a passion for learning.  The Clendenin Scholar will possess clear educational and career goals, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a commitment to completing their degree program.