At Kent State, we have a laser focus on ensuring that students have the education, experiences and support they need to graduate and to live successful, meaningful lives. Our deep and unwavering commitment to Students First has guided the development of strategies and a culture that welcomes all students with open arms and pushes them to become more than they ever imagined.

Raising funds to align with scholarship needs is our first priority at Kent State, and ensures that we support our students from the day they receive their letter of acceptance to the day they receive their degree.

  • Meet John

    Meet John

    John was able to attend Kent State thanks to 16 scholarships from community organizations and Kent State.

  • Meet Gracen

    Meet Gracen

    The Goldwater Scholarship has allowed Gracen to focus on her research studying germs, bacteria and sickness.

  • Meet Caya

    Meet Caya

    Caya’s study-abroad experiences helped her to grow her confidence, independence and strength as a person.

  • Meet Steven

    Meet Steven

    A Last Dollar Scholarship helped Steven cross the finish line and complete his degree while undergoing cancer treatments.

  • Meet Morgan

    Meet Morgan

    Thanks to the Rising Scholars Program, Morgan learned about career paths and improved her personal skills.

  • Meet Will

    Meet Will

    Will’s football scholarship opened doors and allowed him to thrive at Kent State as a Golden Flashes running back and as a local entrepreneur. 

  • Meet Tyshaia

    Meet Tyshaia

    Tyshaia received top honors in a scholarship competition featuring nearly 650 fashion student applicants.

  • Meet Shelbee

    Meet Shelbee

    The Emergency Grant Fund helped Shelbee and her family when they were struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We want to ensure that financial barriers do not deter students from achieving their dreams. This includes financial assistance as well as a solid support system that addresses other challenges in their journey, such as individualized plans for success for each student as well as peer and faculty champions to help them navigate college. We also help students expand their understanding of opportunities available to them during college and after graduation.