Corporate Scholarship Initiative
Partnering Students With Local Businesses
At CSI: Northern Kentucky University, our concept is not overly scientific. We partner local businesses with our students to help them achieve their dreams. For two years, corporations have seen the value in investing in education through the Corporate Scholarship Initiative. They have committed more than $100,000 to helping our students afford their education. In return, our donors have a pool of highly skilled, well educated prospective employees to fill their positions.
CSI also is an investment in the region. By increasing NKU's scholarship fund, companies help the university to recruit and retain bright students that stay in the area after graduation.
Now, more than ever, NKU relies on private gifts to help support its scholarship efforts. As NKU continues to grow, so do its needs. More students now require financial aid, and with uncertain federal and state support, NKU must turn to its local corporations, organizations, foundations and alumni to help fund its mission.
This Year Alone
- 15,816 students enrolled in fall 2011.
- 80 percent of them required some form of financial aid.
- 57 percent received grants or scholarships funded by NKU or private donors.
- 25 percent more NKU student qualified for federal Pell Grants.