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At NKU, students connect with their dreams, push boundaries with their innovations and learn new job skills in the process. They learn how they can positively impact their communities through their professional and civic contributions. And in the process, they are establishing NKU as a leader in the region. But they cannot do it without your support. We encourage you to explore the many opportunities you can give to NKU students.
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Fund for Excellence

By investing in the Fund for Excellence, you will support the greatest needs of the university. From technology upgrades for our labs and classrooms to scholarships and programs that enhance the educational experience, your gift will touch the lives of thousands of NKU students.

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Your College or Department

A gift to your college or department helps to shape the leaders of tomorrow. NKU offers students hands-on research, experiential learning, study abroad and internships that strengthen their degrees and prepares them for their careers. Supporting your college or department means more students can take advantage of these opportunities and graduate ready to succeed.

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Scholarships

Your gift to scholarships will help students fulfill their dreams of going to college. By providing more educational opportunities, we can help more students build careers and strengthen our region. With state funding eroding over the last two decades, we cannot do it without your support.
 

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Athletics

A gift to Athletics is an investment in our student-athletes. While representing the Norse in the game, student-athletes also achieve academically, are involved on campus and in the community. Your support of Athletics provides travel and academic support, facilities maintenance and updated resources that elevate play.

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Student Success

Sometimes, all that separates students from the graduation stage is access to fresh meals, the means to purchase their textbooks or advocates for their continued success. That’s why NKU is proud to provide resources such as the FUEL NKU food pantry, the University Connect and Persist (UCAP) Textbook Lending at Steely Library and the Norse Violence Prevention Center. 

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Center for Student Inclusiveness

The Center for Student Inclusiveness houses NKU’s African American Student Initiatives, Latino Student Initiatives and LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives. CSI offers programming that puts students first and supports NKU’s value of providing “a community that embraces inclusiveness, diversity, and global awareness” to students.

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Student Emergency Fund

When unexpected financial emergencies strike, students shouldn’t have to miss out on their college educations. That’s why, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NKU created the Student Emergency Fund. Students may apply for grants to help pay for unforeseen expenses so they can remain enrolled at NKU and graduate. 

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