The KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) delivers a world-class KU education to the Kansas City metro area and beyond, helping adult learners start, change or advance their careers through high-demand degree and certificate programs. Some quick facts about our students include:
- 64% work part-time, 36% work full-time
- Average student age is 27
- 51% undergraduate students, 49% graduate students
- 25% are first-generation college students
- 31% identify as an ethnic minority
We invite you to support the KU Edwards Campus, and its current and future students, through our two priority giving opportunities for the 2021 One Day. One KU. campaign.
Support underrepresented minority students and first-generation college students transferring from community colleges by contributing to the new Dean’s Scholarship Fund. All KU Edwards Campus undergraduate students come with previous college credits. The diverse, nontraditional student population overcomes many obstacles — finances being a major one — to enroll in and complete educational programs. Transfer students face large tuition gaps and fewer funding options. Support in the form of scholarships provides critical tuition assistance for these students.
Help students overcome financial barriers to furthering their education through micro-grants. Enrollment fees, transportation and family expenses are often roadblocks for those who would otherwise have most of their needs met by traditional financial aid. One Day. One KU. micro-grant funds go to students with the most demonstrated financial need, allowing them to focus on their educational goals and separate financial barriers from their decision to enroll. As a result of the 2020 One Day. One KU. campaign, five students received micro-grants of $400. The grants from the 2018-2020 One Day. One KU. campaigns have launched 36 students into their academic experience.
With your support, more students will be able to pursue the next step in their education, advance their career, and boost the local economy and workforce.
Because of the nature of One Day. One KU., even small gifts can truly make a difference in changing lives. Thank you for your consideration.