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May 4 Information

Learn more about May 4 and its history.

Student activists may qualify for a special scholarship that was created in response to the events of May 4, 1970.  The May 4 Commemorative Student Activism Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student by the May 4 Task Force each year.   To be considered, students must be active on the Kent State campus and write a reflective paper about the events of May 4, 1970 (minimum of 5 pages).  You can get more information by going to the Kent State Scholarship Search Page and searching for “May 4 Commemorative”.  With your online application, you would need to attach the reflective essay, along with a statement outlining the activism you’ve been involved with on campus.  (The instructions on the Financial Aid site may not be entirely clear that the activism statement needs to be included, but it is an important component of the application.)  The application deadline is usually April 1 each year.  (Be sure to check the information on the Financial Aid site for at the most current information about deadlines and requirements.)