In just the past two years Kennesaw State University has doubled its endowment to the current level of $100 million. This growth is emblematic of the faith our donors have in KSU, and the commitment our community of supporters has to our educational mission, dedication to student success, and expansion of research opportunities for both faculty and students. The work can’t stop here. A strong and growing endowment ensures continued investment in our success.
The Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences has added five new scholarships. Thanks to our generous donors, RCHSS has established the Jeanette Milner Treadaway Scholarship; the Rebecca Mattord Memorial Scholarship, intended for students studying geography and GIS/GSSP; the Dr. Simon Sukumar Memorial Scholarship, which supports student majoring in political science; the Brian Olcott LaRaia Traveling Scholarship to support students’ study abroad; and the Gary Kaukinen Memorial Scholarship for History Education majors at RCHSS.
Kennesaw State University’s student population is approximately 43,000. Of that group, 38% are on track to be the first in their family to graduate college. That’s 16,340 students, many of whom need financial support to achieve their education goals. This is why support through endowed scholarships is so important. Through earning a college degree, these first generation students are in a position to increase their earning potential and build a legacy of professional and educational success in their families.