This scholarship supports students majoring or minoring in Pan-African Studies and who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
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.
We encourage you to give to the areas that are most meaningful to you.
At 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:
Study Away/Study Abroad
In DPAS we feel it is critical to engage students in high-impact experiences that have the power to change their perspective on life. By supporting students and altering their world view, we have the greatest opportunity to help them uncover their purpose and passions. Our goal is to prepare students to contribute as globally aware citizens intent on addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges. Your gift to study away/study abroad will support programs such as these:
Center of Pan-African Culture
CPAC is open to all who are looking for culturally diverse activities. The Center not only offers academic enrichment, but social and cultural enrichment through its promotion of local, regional, and international invitations to scholars and artists worldwide to share their ideas and experiences. Specifically, the center provides the opportunity and facilities for exposition of diverse art forms -- painting, sculpture, oral and written literature music, dance, theatre -- and other cultural modes of expression that globally define people of African descent. The unique physical plant of CPAC is suitable for a wide variety of academic, professional and cultural programming. Your gift to CPAC will support programs like these:
Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA)/New World Studies
Currently, the Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA) serves as the research arm of the Department of Pan-African Studies. IAAA supports students and faculty collaboration as well as sponsors workshops for the University and community to train professionals and students in culturally appropriate curriculum and pedagogy. Your gift to IAAA will support programs such as these:
Your Gift's Impact
Your generous support helps sustain the department’s founding mission of accessibility and educational excellence, ensuring Pan-African Studies’ bold future.
Gifts in Action
Every year, tens of thousands of individuals and organizations collectively invest in the university’s future. This support translates into critical funding for our programs, and educational experiences that help drive students’ success and DPAS’ contributions to Kent and the world. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors and their commitment to help sustain DPAS’ educational mission.