Special Purpose Impact

Study AbroadSpecial purpose gifts add to the richness of students' experience at Kent State. Fulfilling our donors' philanthropic visions, these gifts provide research funding, visiting artist and lecture experiences and study-abroad opportunities, among others. Our donors' dreams soon become our students' realities.




Great Lakes College Ready GrantThe insurance industry is poised for strong growth in Ohio and across the country, offering graduates in the field healthy employment opportunities. A gift from Westfield Insurance has established an insurance education endowment that supports the Bachelor of Science in Insurance Studies degree program at the Salem Campus, and helps promote careers within the industry. The Westfield Insurance Campus Tour Center, named as part of the gift, is located in the Kent Student Center and hosts potential students, parents and other visitors to the Kent Campus, making their first impression of Kent State an enjoyable and memorable one.

At-risk high school students can thrive at Kent State — but first, some need help preparing for the rigors of a university education. Through the College Ready Grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp., these students will receive extra educational services to help them reach college readiness benchmarks in math and English, and earn college credit over the course of their junior and senior years in high school. 

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