Your Generosity at Work
Jarett Miller ’14, a Biology major from Portsmouth, NH, spent this summer immersed in a 10-week research program through an undergraduate research fellowship from New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (NH-INBRE). A dedicated scientist, Jarett also enjoys writing fiction and poetry and hopes to study abroad during his college career. Upon graduation, he will pursue an advanced degree in microbiology. Keene State College has shown Jarett the importance of embracing new opportunities.
Kristin Powers ’12 is a Communication major. During her time at Keene State she has volunteered for an international service trip to El Salvador, Alternative Spring Break in Charlotte, NC, and Habitat for Humanity. She’s also a coordinator for KSC’s summer orientation program for incoming students. A scholarship recipient from Katonah, NY, Kristin has done research on Uncertainty Reduction Theory (how strangers get to know one another), and hopes to use her degree to work as an events coordinator after graduation.
Photos by Mark Corliss and Peter Finger
Last year, $109,000in unrestricted support through the KSC Fund was given to Keene State College by alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends.Gifts to the KSC Fund are used immediately and are applied to areas of greatest need on campus.
44% of KSC freshmen are first-generation – the first in their family to attend college.
90% of students request financial assistance, and 78% receive some level of aid. However, only 15.7% say their needs are met in full.
The current New Hampshire state budget reductions have reduced support to KSC by more than $6 million. This year, your gift is more important than ever for KSC students.
The elimination of state financial aid grants to NH students leaves an additional financial aid gap of $500,000 for our students.
Your gift, of any size, will make a difference to students like Jarett and Kristin and the thousands of other students at Keene State College.
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