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The new academic year is beginning at Kent State University, bringing thousands of new and returning students from across the nation and around the globe to our campuses. With your support, we can achieve an exceptional year – one that guides and empowers the dreams of our students, university and regional community.

Find the support area below that moves you, and choose where you can start making an impact immediately.

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Student Success

Student Success

During her freshman year at Kent State, Alexis Barbati, biology, ’18, was life-flighted to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called HLH. After 11 rounds of chemotherapy, she was in remission and had found her purpose – serving others as a doctor. Alexis began volunteering at Akron Children’s Hospital and was awarded the Pay It FLASH Forward Scholarship for her philanthropic efforts.

By supporting students like Alexis, you are investing in future doctors, educators, scientists, nurses and so much more. Your impact transforms a student’s life and the lives of those around them.

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Innovative Research

Student Success

Did you know that Kent State is a national leader in brain health research, and that scientists here are helping detect pathological indicators of Alzheimer’s disease? Or that the liquid crystal screen on most smartphones originated here? Kent State has a rich history of innovation and groundbreaking research, but this university is also committed to training scientists of the future who will continue to make unparalleled discoveries that shape our world.

With your support, Kent State faculty and student researchers can continue to make groundbreaking discoveries, challenge accepted theories and serve as an innovation engine to solve world-wide issues.

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Exceptional Facilities

Exceptional Facilities

The recently unveiled Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) on the Kent Campus is a great example of the caliber of facilities that Kent State is moving toward. These designs spark collaborative thinking across disciplines and encourage fresh perspectives, and more of these buildings are on the horizon for the university’s future. Modern spaces like these are essential to the student experience for a globally competitive university like Kent State.

Supporting state-of-the-art spaces with leading-edge equipment and resources empowers our faculty and students to modernize the way we teach and learn, ensuring our graduates become impactful leaders in their professional life.

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There are so many ways to show your support at Kent State University, and you get to decide where your gift goes. If you don’t see something above, please visit the Kent State giving page to find a fund to support that matters most to you.