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Click Here to Support the Chemistry DepartmentDonations to support the teaching and research goals of the Department may be made through the Kent State University Annual Fund.

The Chemistry Department uses Annual Fund contributions to support.

  • Scholarships and Awards: Designated for student awards offered annually by the Department.
  • Instructional Equipment: Designated towards the purchase of equipment for the academic instructional laboratories.
  • Research Equipment: Designated for maintenance and improvement of the Department's shared research instrumentation.

You may designate your gift in Step 3 ("Designate Your Gift") by selecting "Let me decide where to designate my gift" and then selecting "Other" from the pull-down menu. Type "Chemistry - Scholarships," "Chemistry - Instructional," or "Chemistry - Research" in the blue field that appears below the word "Other."

To send a gift by mail, please complete the Donor Giving Form and send to:

Kent State University Foundation
1061 Fraternity Circle
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Contributions to existing named scholarships may be made in the same way through the Kent State University Foundation; be sure to specify "Chemistry" and the name of the scholarship on your contribution.

Named Scholarship
Purpose
R. Bender Scholarship Awarded to a graduate student chosen by the faculty members of the Chemistry department.
Waldo L. Semon Vinyl Scholarship Awarded to an incoming freshman Chemistry Major.
Clarence Cooke Memorial Fund  
Dr. Jay E. and Carol I. Taylor Graduate Scholarship Awarded to a full-time graduate student majoring in Chemistry.
Carl Knauss Scholarship Awarded to an incoming freshman Chemistry Major.
John W. Reed Graduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry Awarded to an incoming graduate student for the study of physical chemistry.
Debbie Fu-Tai Tuan Graduate Scholarship in Physical Chemistry Awarded to an incoming graduate student for the study of physical chemistry.

To establish an endowed scholarship in your name or named for a loved one, please contact Katie Buzard at kbuzard@kent.edu or 330-672-1439 or David Grober at dgrober@kent.edu or 330-672-5297. Gifts can be outright or deferred (made through your estate plans) and funds can be established for any purpose designated by you, the donor. In addition, pledges can be paid over a five-year period. Donors may also work with the Foundation and the Department to designate gifts for other purposes.