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KSU receives boost to scholarship fund

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Kent State East Liverpool Campus received a significant boost to its scholarship fund by the Friends of the East Liverpool Campus that will help local students begin or complete their degrees.

The Friends made a financial contribution to provide funding for up to 30 new scholarships totaling more than $40,000.

The funds are earmarked for scholarships beginning with the upcoming fall semester for new and returning students. Each scholarship recipient must attend the East Liverpool campus for six or more hours per semester and be a graduate of the Beaver Local, East Liverpool, Edison Local, Lisbon, Oak Glen, Southern Local, Toronto or Wellsville school districts.

“The COVID-19 crisis magnified the importance of scholarships since many students experienced severe disruptions in their lives over recent months,” noted John Mercer, chairman of the Friends of the East Liverpool Campus. “These scholarships are fully intended to help relieve the financial burdens of some Kent State East Liverpool students and help them continue to pursue their education. It is critical during these unprecedented times that Kent State East Liverpool ensures that each student who enrolls has an opportunity to graduate. We aim to help support that mission.”

The Friends of the East Liverpool Campus will continue to provide its traditional scholarships, as well.

Any current student, or someone considering enrolling at Kent State East Liverpool, is encouraged to contact the campus to learn about this scholarship, as well as other financial aid possibilities.

Dean and Chief Administrative Officer David Dees added that “the campus and community are doing everything possible to ensure tuition costs are not a barrier to individuals interested in earning college degrees.”

For financial aid information, call 1-877-KENT-EDU or send an email message to infocolumbiana@kent.edu asking to speak to a financial aid advisor.

The Friends of the East Liverpool Campus has generously provided scholarship support and helped enhance the learning environment for Kent State East Liverpool students for more than 50 years. The group’s mission is to promote higher education access to residents of the Upper Ohio River Valley.

Individuals interested in supporting the Friends’ scholarship initiatives can make a tax-deductible contribution payable to The Friends of the East Liverpool Campus-KSU and mail it to 400 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool, Ohio, 43920.

For information on additional ways to support Kent State East Liverpool’s current and future students, please call 300-382-7416.

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