Emergency Retention Scholarship
Recognizing the need to provide financial assistance to students who show evidence
of a one-time extreme personal hardship due to an unexpected circumstances, the dean
of students established a special Emergency Retention Scholarship. This scholarship
is fully funded through private donations, and KSU relies on the generosity of our
donors and the partnership with our KSU Foundation to provide whatever assistance
is possible at the time of need based upon the available balance in the fund. Unfortunately,
given the limited funds available, the university is not able to support all legitimate
needs, but continually strives to heighten awareness and seek financial support to
expand the fund.
Students who experienced a one-time extreme personal need due to an unexpected circumstances, crisis or emergency, and have already exhausted all other possible avenues of support, are welcome to contact the Office of the Dean of Students. Emergency funds must be used for educational related expenses that support the ability of the student to remain enrolled at KSU.
All requests are centrally managed through KSU's Emergency Assistance program. Visit the Financial Hardship website to learn more and to submit an appplication for assistance.
This fund is different from the emergency loan program administered through Financial Aid and all currently enrolled students are eligible to submit requests. In addition to monetary awards, as appropriate the review team may be able to coordinate other resources and services to assist students, such as in-kind gifts of items a student needs.
However possible, whether directly through our own means or in partnership with the great community, KSU is committed to helping our students achieve success.
Interested in supporting this important scholarship fund with a tax deductible donation?
Visit the link below and under Gift Designation Choice please select "Emergency Retention
Annual Scholarship." Every gift helps, and the students receiving this support are
so very appreciative!
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