Special Purpose Impact
Special purpose gifts add to the richness of students' experience at Kent State. Fullfilling our donors' philanthropic visions, these gifts provide research funding, visiting artict and lecture experiences and study aroad opportunities, among others. Our donor's dreams soon become our students' realities.
The 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 Corporation, 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.