Kent State University is Northeast Ohio’s No. 1 choice among public universities. With state support of the university providing less than 20 percent of its budget, the university relies on private support to ensure student success, enhance academic excellence and innovation, expand breakthrough research and provide contemporary, high-tech facilities for learning, study and research.

Your choices of where and how to support Kent State students, our vision and our mission are endless, and include areas such as scholarships; Study Abroad and Study Away programs; numerous facilities initiatives such as our efforts to improve, enhance and expand our Aerospace and Engineering facilities; a specific college or program close to your heart; or even the general "Area of Greatest Need" fund. No matter which area you choose to support, your gift will make an immediate and lasting impact on the people and potential of Kent State. See the stories below to read more about the impact philanthropy has on Kent State and our students. 

Kent State University announced the creation of the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Kent State students share their personal experiences with COVID-19, and how the support from the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund helped them pay for rent, groceries, technology to finish classes and other necessities.

  • Kent State University College of Nursing faculty members Jennifer Shanholtzer, MSN, RN, CHSE, lecturer and sim lab co-coordinator, and Jeremy Jarzembak, MA, BSN, BS, RN, senior lector and sim lab co-coordinator, were participating in a virtual faculty meeting about the COVID-19 pandemic last week when an idea struck. “We kept thinking about the working ventilators hooked up to mannikins in The Olga A. Mural Simulation Lab in Henderson Hall,” said Jennifer. Jeremy agreed.

  • Out-of-state residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Ohio will soon be able to save on tuition for graduate programs at Kent State University thanks to a new in-state tuition option offered by the university.

  • “When you’re given an opportunity like I was given, with the support I received, I think it’s important to pay that back. Someone took the time to help me through my education and it’s only fair for me to do the same..."

  • In December, Congress made sweeping changes to the U.S. retirement landscape. The SECURE Act, or “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement,” will affect nearly everyone. Here are two major changes.


"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -Winston S. Churchill

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