The SAGE Project

The SAGE Project Defined

The Sage Project is a way to recognize students who have overcome adversity to shape their life and Kent State experience. This initiative exists to highlight current students who have diverse experiences and backgrounds. We hope these stories will inspire a wide range of students, who will in turn see that they can create their own amazing story

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Eligibility Criteria
  • Students enrolled at Kent State University as a full-time student during the award period.
  • In good academic standing. Cumulative GPA 2.5 for undergraduates; 3.0 for graduate students.
  • For Class of 2021: Graduating in or after May 2021. 

Nomination Process

The selection committee will review all nominations and select 10 amazing students to be a part of The Sage Project. Those students will be contacted and interviewed to gather the breadth of their story. During Women’s History Month nominees and students will be invited to a luncheon to formally recognize their accomplishment and share the history they are writing for themselves. Their stories will also be highlighted on the Women’s Center website as part of an ongoing initiative to inspire other students at Kent State.

History of the SAGE Project

The SAGE Project gets its name out of the meaning of sage. In the Native American culture sage is used for healing and bringing someone’s life back into balance by cleansing the body and mind of negativity. Additionally sage means wisdom, renewal, harmony and growth. In this spirit, we are seeking to use The SAGE Project to highlight students who have found balance growth and/or renewal through their collegiate path and to inspire this in others.