Ensuring Access

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Helping Students Find Their Purpose

Our purpose is to help students find theirs so they can cultivate their talents and create a brighter tomorrow. We do this by offering education and opportunity for those who need it most, including those who come from historically excluded populations, have a limited-income household or are the first in their families to attend college. Philanthropic support allows us to address this wide array of needs, ensuring students have access to a Kent State education regardless of their financial situation.

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Prioritizing Student Success

Rising Scholars

Students in the Rising Scholars Program participate in a variety of activities that teach them both the hard and soft skills necessary to succeed in life after high school. 

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of freshmen receive financial assistance

$2 M

increase in needs-based aid in 2020


of Class of 2024 are first-generation students


Support Our Students

Whether your gift supports access scholarships through the KSU Scholarship Fund or a Rising Scholars fund, your generosity will help make our students’ futures Forever Brighter.