Give Back

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Why Giving Matters

Opportunity defines a DPAS education. Lives change dramatically here. Careers take shape. Students fulfill their potential. Your success story probably started here, too.

When you invest in Pan-African Studies, you enable opportunity to take root and thrive. It grows first for our students, who bring a special grit and determination to their studies, and next for our programs, faculty, and region.

This is an exciting time for Pan-African Studies, as we continue to transform 21st century teaching and learning, secure our place among the nation’s great urban research universities, raise new structures and rise in the rankings. We are graduating more talented classes of DPAS professionals, capable and determined to make an impact in their communities and around the globe.Africana Studies students in front of a statue

Giving Opportunities

We encourage you to give to the areas that are most meaningful to you.


Africana Studies students sitting in desks, arranged in a circleAt Kent State, more than 82 percent of students receive some type of financial support, and 1,100 donor-funded scholarships are awarded each year. By choosing scholarships as the "type of gift" to give to, you support our efforts to continue to put students first in all we do. Please consider a gift to one of these scholarship funds: