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 Emergency Assistance website to learn more and to submit an application 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 Fund."  Every gift helps, and the students receiving this support are so very appreciative!

Give to Emergency Retention Assistance