Scholarships and Grants
Did your student receive  a freshman scholarship? Whether the answer is yes or no, you should know there are more scholarships that your student can consider for next year! 

A variety of scholarships are available to students enrolled at the Kent Campus and other Regional Campuses. The list of different Kent State University scholarships can be viewed on the  financial aid website   , as well as other  external scholarships  that are available to students. 

Quick Facts You Should Know:
  • There are over 700 scholarships offered by various Kent State University departments.
  • Some scholarships are available only to a student enrolled in a specific program or major.
  • Some scholarships are administered by the Student Financial Aid office, however the majority of scholarships are administered by individual departments. 
  • The Student Financial Aid Online Scholarship Search contains the most recent scholarship information available to students.
  • All students are encouraged to complete a search each semester to seek additional scholarship dollars. 
If you or your student have any other questions or concerns involving financial aid, please contact the student financial aid office

Tell your student not to miss an opportunity to meet and network with representatives from a wide variety of organizations seeking interns and candidates for immediate and future openings.  ALL majors are encouraged to attend.  **Student/alumni registration is not required.

When: Thursday, February 23 from noon-4 p.m.

Where: Kent State Field House

  Click here for more information on the career fair 
Black History Month 

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S history. Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life, which initiated the first variation of Black history month, titled, Negro History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. In 1976, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History Month. 

Check out the Student Multicultural Center's homepage or follow this link to check out the 2017 Black History Month Calendar of
Office Shout-Out: Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement
Is your student looking to become more involved on campus? Does he/or she have a desire to serve others and is looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Then encourage your student to check out the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement! 

OEECE offers both one-day and ongoing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to come together and assist community partners, learn in diverse environments, build relationships, and grow personally. Students provide services such as cooking and delivering meals to the homeless, tutoring children and adults, and becoming an activist and addressing community needs in areas such as poverty, education, health care, and sustainability. 

If your student is interested in participating in any service trips, which are annual immersion trips offered as a way for students to participate in direct service, career exploration, critical reflection, and engage in a variety of cultural activities, check out the dates below!

For more information on OEECE and the other opportunities the office offers, please check out their website
Save the Dates

Spring Recess: March 27-April 2

Spring Classes Resume: April 3
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February 2017
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Upcoming Campus Events
Fashion Library First Thursday Coffee
Thursday, February 2
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
131 Rockwell Hall

2017-2018 FAFSA Information Session
Thursday, February 2
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
177 Schwartz Center

How to Conduct a Successful Scholarship Search
Friday, February 3
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Schwartz Center Rm. 153

Wrestling: Kent State vs. Eastern Michigan University
Sunday, February 5
12:00 p.m.

Find Free Money for College
Tuesday, February 7
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Schwartz Center Rm. 153

Super Service Saturday
Tuesday, February 7
8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Men's Basketball: Kent State vs. Bowling Green
Tuesday, February 7
7:00 p.m.

Kent Keyboard Series
Sunday, February 12
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Center for Performing Arts, Ludwig Recital Hall

Mental Health First Aid Course
Monday, February 13
8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Moulton Hall

Round Table Discussion
Tuesday, February 14
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
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Women's Basketball: Kent State vs. Ohio University
Saturday, February 18
2:00 p.m.

Gymnastics: Kent State vs. Central Michigan
Sunday, February 19
1:00 p.m.

Kent State University Orchestra
Sunday, February 19
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cartwright Auditorium

How to Build your Financial Fitness: Managing Student Loans and Making Smart Money Choices
Tuesday, February 21
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
177 Schwartz Center

Kiss Me, Kate
Saturday, February 25
7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
E. Turner Stump Theater, Center for Performing Arts

Kiss Me, Kate
Sunday, February 26
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
E. Turner Stump Theater, Center for Performing Arts

*Some events are open to the general public.

For even more events and details check out the calendars below. Be sure to encourage your student to attend!

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