Support Our Students

Dear Alumni and Friends,

In University College, we embrace our students for who they are, then push them to become so much more. To keep an open mind and venture out of their comfort zone. To find their voice and the strength to use it with purpose. To become a better version of themselves and to create a future that they never imagined possible. 

We help students achieve academic success by advising undecided students on degree and career planning; helping students make the transition from high school to college and from college to career; providing tutoring services that promote student learning; and supporting low-income, first-generation students. 

We are so grateful for your philanthropic support of our critical programs that help students explore, engage and succeed...with purpose. Please join us as we work to ensure every student’s success.

Sincerely,

Eboni Pringle, Ph.D. signature

Eboni Pringle, Ph.D.
Dean 
University College

Support our Students

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In order to prepare students for the 21st century with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be leaders in the workplace as well as engaged citizens, University College is focusing on these key priorities:

  • Emergency Grants – Supporting students when they have small unexpected financial hardships can make the difference between a student earning a degree or not. Grants as small as $200 awarded through this program help prevent personal or financial emergencies from breaking a student’s academic momentum. Give now to support Emergency Grants
  • Academic Diversity Outreach Experiences - Academic Diversity Outreach connects students to the resources that matter for their college and life success! Outreach experiences includes peer and faculty mentors, career exploration, success coaching and academic coursework, and assists underrepresented students to graduate in four years by building a support network. The college also works with students to obtain traditional internships and co-op opportunities, as well as Flashternships -- one-week, five-hour a day, project-based “micro internships” for freshman and sophomore students. Give now to Academic Diversity Outreach Experiences
  • Community Engagement – Organized service projects outside the classroom build skills and prepare students to be part of their community. Alternative Breaks expose students to social justice and cultural issues through direct service, community engagement and cultural activities during semester breaks. Give now to support Community Engagement
  • Career Experiences – We encourage the self-discovery process with academic advising regarding major exploration options, liberal education requirements and overviews of Kent State major requirements. The college offers a variety of career-related and theme-based experiences to students. Give now to support Career Experiences

Support our Students

Select any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Kent State University:

Cash, Checks, Credit Card

The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to the Kent State Foundation office, or you can make a credit card donation online.

Securities

The Kent State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate usually offer an immediate tax benefit.

Estate Planning

Bequests present a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to you or a loved one while benefiting the university. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of Kent State University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.

Employer Matching Program

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

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