Donate to the Honors College
Donations can now be made online directly to the Honors College either for scholarships or
to support the programs and activities within the Honors College. Click on this link to make a
You can also contact Gayle Jones in the Office of Development at 470-578-6027.
Scholarships are financial awards given to students who represent the high standards of
Kennesaw State University. Some scholarships may be open to any student while others may
have specific requirements on them. Scholarships may be restricted, at the donors discretion,
to students enrolled in one of the Honors Programs in the Honors College. They may also be
designated to support specific activities engaged in by Honors students, such as education
abroad, undergraduate research, or presentation at a conference. Scholarships may be Endowed,
Annual or Support Scholarships.
At Kennesaw State University, a minimum gift of $20,000 is required to create an endowed
scholarship. These funds are the principal, which will never be spent and exist in perpetuity to
benefit students. A benefactor may choose to fully fund an endowment at the beginning or fund
it over a period of three to five years. After the initial endowment, the benefactor, friends or
family may continue to make gifts to build the endowment in order to benefit more students.
A minimum gift of $1,000 is required to create an annual scholarship fund. The money is
awarded to students yearly. The fund may be renewed each year at the donor's discretion. Like
the endowed funds, an annual fund may be named in honor of someone and the donor may
provide criteria for the students who should benefit from the fund.
Donors may also select to make a contribution to scholarships without creating a fund.
These gifts may be of any size and as with Endowed Scholarships or Annual Scholarships may
be designated for scholarship funds in the Honors College.
Friends of the Honors College
In addition to scholarships, gifts will be accepted in support of programs within the Honors
College (Dual Enrollment Honors Program, Undergraduate Honors Program, Great Books,
President’s Emerging Global Scholars) or in support of specific activities of the Honors College,
for example a speakers series. Alternatively, gifts may be made to a fund to be used at the
discretion of the Dean in support of Honors College activities and events.