Support Study Away

Support our Study Away program

With your support, our students can get closer to their career ambitions. You could help more students experience life in the fashion capitals of the world – to learn more about the industry, to network and to enhance their cultural awareness. 

We’re always looking for more partners to support our Study Away program. Here’s how you can get involved. 

Create a scholarship and a lasting legacy 

Scholarships give our students equal opportunities. All our students are required to complete an approved study-away experience before they graduate, and your support will help those with financial need. You can help cover the costs of travel fares, accommodation and study materials, so that students can study in unique locations and take part in internships that will shape their lives and future careers. Thanks to various scholarships, our students study away in the likes of Paris, Hong Kong, Florence, London, and more, and you could help us open even more experiences across the globe.

You can design a scholarship to reflect your own passions and ambitions. It could be for a certain location or for students who are interested in a particular area of fashion. You can also create the scholarship in your name, or to honor a family member or mentor.

To discuss this opportunity and other unique ways to impact students’ learning and industry experience, please contact: 

Chris Fornadel

Philanthropic Advisor

cfornade@kent.edu

(330) 672-8383


Other partnership opportunities

There are a number of ways you can partner with the Kent State University School of Fashion. You could help create new projects, address industry challenges, or develop new technology and materials. Your help will enable us to continue to deliver the forward-thinking and industry-focused program we promise. 

To discuss a research and development partnership with us, please contact us at fashionschool@kent.edu