Kennesaw State University's "Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment Center" (C.A.R.E.) is designed to offer support for students dealing with:
- Homelessness or are at-risk of being homeless
- Food Insecurity
- Have been or in Foster Care
The C.A.R.E. Center provides case management, food, clothing and emergency shelter, as the center has the resources to fulfill these needs. This program operates purely on the generosity of donations, both tangible and monetary.
The Dr. Bruce Thomason Memorial Scholarship to memorialize Dr. Bruce Thomason and provide assistance to full time or part time undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.50 who receive services from the C.A.R.E Center.
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally-funded Title IV student financial aid program funded through the Department of Education and designed to provide work opportunities for students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs, enabling them to earn funds for meeting educational expenses. In addition, the program provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience in their areas of academic and non-academic interest. Federal Work-Study is open to students who qualify.
The Homelessness Awareness 20/4/1 Endowed Scholarship was established to provide assistance to make a positive difference in the life of one individual who is homeless or has been homeless at one time in their life. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full or part time, degree seeking, minimum GPA of 2.6 and have financial need verified by the Financial Aid office.
Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) at Kennesaw State University provides faculty, students, and staff with an opportunity to participate and learn more about this “invisible” and stigmatized sector of society. The various HAW events focus on creating awareness, education and understanding surrounding issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity and poverty as it affects our world, nation, community and the KSU campus. HAW is a collaborative effort amongst many departments at KSU.
The Owl’s Closet is a donation-based collection and referral program for food, clothing, toiletries and other necessities for KSU students who are facing issues with homelessness and/or hunger. All supplies are based upon donations and will be available to students as long as supplies are continually received.
Making the impossible, possible through philanthropic efforts to improve the lives of individuals and families.