Prioritizing Student Success

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Raising funds to align with scholarship needs is our first priority at Kent State, and that focus ensures we support our students from the day they receive their letter of acceptance to the day they receive their diploma. With scholarships, we can assist our students as they pursue their degrees, enhancing their experiences and increasing their chances of success. By pairing philanthropic support with institutional funds, we can better address the array of financial needs that impact our diverse student body.

Prioritizing Student Success

Ensuring Access

Ensuring access to a Kent State education for students.

Rewarding Achievement

Rewarding the highest achieving students with scholarship support.

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Enhancing Experiences

Providing high-impact experiences and study away opportunities.

Fostering Completion

Fostering and supporting students in their pursuit of degree completion.


of students need financial assistance to attain degrees


doubled 4-year graduation rate in 10 years


of the freshman class are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant

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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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Global Education

As Kent State defines its place as a national public research university, we are committed to positioning our students for success in an increasingly global environment.

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  • Prioritizing Student Success

    Our fundraising goal is to raise $100 million to provide scholarship support for our students from the minute they receive their acceptance letter until they graduate.

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    Whether your gift supports scholarships for Ensuring Access, Rewarding Achievement, Enhancing Experiences or Fostering Completion, your generosity will help make our students’ futures Forever Brighter.

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