KSU launches Moving Forward fund to support students financially impacted by coronavirus

KENNESAW, Ga. | Apr 21, 2020

Assistance helps students stay on path toward earning a college degree

Kennesaw State University has launched a new fund called Moving Forward to support students who have experienced financial challenges amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The new fund provides financial support specifically to keep KSU students in school and on the path toward earning their degrees. It is being launched with a $250,000 allocation from the KSU Foundation and the President’s Parliament, a special group of highly engaged supporters bound by a shared commitment to advance the University’s mission.

“At Kennesaw State, our students are our top priority and during these unprecedented times that means that we need to help those who, despite their best efforts, face unique challenges that put them at risk of not being able to finish their degrees,” said KSU President Pamela Whitten. “Through this fund, we are hoping to provide enough support so that no student will need to put their dreams on hold.”  

Funding requests will be based on need and determined by a committee composed of representatives from several units within the University, including the Division of Student Affairs. Funds will be allocated directly to students for the specific use of financial hardships that include food and housing, transportation, payments for tuition, books, and other education-based needs.

“We are so grateful to the members of the KSU Foundation and the President’s Parliament for their partnership and to the KSU community who are steadfast in their support of the University’s mission,” said Lance Burchett, vice president for advancement and CEO of the KSU Foundation. “Their generosity and dedication to our students’ success provides a lasting legacy that benefits all of Georgia.”

For more information about how you can help, visit: https://give.communityfunded.com/o/kennesaw-state-university/i/moving-forward.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 43,000 students. Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia with 11 academic colleges. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.