Graduate Student Support Award

IMPORTANT: The Graduate Student Support Award has officially reached its capacity. Over the last month, the award funded over 250 graduate students with nearly $47,000 to help offset the cost of books and software. All funds have now been allocated and the award committee is no longer accepting applications. Thank you to the award committee for designing and orchestrating a successful award! If you were a recipient of this award and have not yet submitted your award letter, please do so at your earliest convenience.

This one time Graduate Student Support award is a non-competitive award that offers up to $200 to eligible graduate students to assist with the cost of books and software. The purpose of this new award is to support the academic development and well being of Kent State University’s graduate student population.

Due to COVID-19 and the respective temporary suspension of University sponsored travel, GSS is unable to assist graduate students with professional and academic development by providing funding for travel. This award was constructed in an effort to continue to support graduate student success during these trying times. Funding that is usually allocated to the ITA has been allocated for this award and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to graduate students. Students who did not receive the 2020 Fall Book Award will have priority to apply for this award, followed by a rolling application period for all students until funding for this award is depleted. Anyone who received the Fall 2020 Book Award can apply for this award, but applications will be placed on a waitlist until January 25th, 2021 and will be reviewed in the order received after applications from graduate students who did not receive the Fall 2020 Book Award are reviewed. If you have any questions regarding this new award, please contact the Vice Executive Chair, Jordyn Stoll at

Applicants: Apply for the Graduate Student Support Award

Graduate Student Support Award Guidelines

Post-Award Survey

Please direct questions regarding the Graduate Student Support Award to the Vice Executive Chair, Jordyn Stoll, at