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  • Dana

    Hear from Devaughn

    For many students, college is a decision of financial means, not drive and desire. After discovering Northern Kentucky University's HAILE College of Business, Devaughn knew where he needed to be...

  • Dana

    Hear from Dana

    Returning to school with a family can create a stressful financial climate. Scholarships allow students to focus on their studies, and the relationships they build through coursework, without worry for maintaining household needs...

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    Hear from Amari, Noah and Wendi

    For students like Amari and Wendi, offices in the Center for Student Inclusiveness provide space to express themselves, learn to lead and teach others about their cultures. FUEL NKU and UCAP allow Noah to focus on his passion for vocal performance and share his talent with his community. Amari, Wendi and Noah are three of 16,000 students at NKU who are empowered through donor-supported programs to live meaningful lives…

  • Read Aicha's Story

    Read Aicha's Story

    University Connect and Persist (UCAP) Textbook Lending at Steely Library provides retention scholarships to students facing economic hardships, loans required textbooks through the Lending Library and supports students with academic and financial success planning. In the 2020-21 academic year, UCAP helped over 970 students like Aicha find success at NKU…

  • Read Shabnam's Story

    Read Shabnam's Story

    Each year, thousands of students come to NKU to pursue their dreams. In the 2020-21 academic year, loyal donors made this possible for more than 750 students, providing over $2.5 million in donor-funded scholarships. These are students like Shabnam, who came to NKU to follow her passion for helping others…

  • Amanda

    Read Amanda's Story

    It takes the average NKU student-parent nearly six and a half years to complete their bachelor’s degree. These additional years spent working toward their degree mean that the availability of federal student aid begins to wane. Resources like the Office of Parents Attending College can help connect student parents with programs and funding opportunities to ensure their continued success.

  • Mason Kinsella

    Read Mason's Story

    The Office of Institutional Research reports that 90 percent of NKU undergraduate students lived off-campus or commuted during the 2020-2021 academic year. This choice can help alleviate the cost of tuition, but it is often still not enough. Donor-funded scholarships help close the education gap and positively impact students like Mason.