The Black Alumni Council is seeking to raise $5,000 to begin the process of creating an endowed scholarship for NKU students. This scholarship will cover college expenses for a student (check the list of giving levels on the right side of this page for examples of expenses a college student could encounter).
Did you know...?
The recruitment rate for Black students into NKU is 17.8%
The retention rate into the second year for Black students at NKU is 67.64%
The graduation rate for Black students at NKU is 24.2%
**These numbers represent an average over the last five years.
We can quickly improve these numbers with help from those most familiar with the challenges of being a college student...YOU, other Black alumni, family, friends and businesses.
2021 NKU Graduates
What is an Endowment?
An endowment is a collection of donations (principal) that is invested to generate interest. The interest that is created is then used to support a cause. In our case, we will use the interest to offset college expenses and encourage the student toward their graduation goals. As the endowment principal grows, so does the amount of funds available to be given each year as a scholarship.
The benefit of an endowment is perpetuity- once it is created, it will continue to be there to support students.
To create an endowment, $25,000 is needed.
This is where we need you to help us bring awareness to the cause and reach the first milestone of $5,000.
Support the creation of this endowed scholarship for NKU students by making your best gift today. While donations of any size will make an impact on this project, donors who give $500 or more will receive a 2022 Black Alumni Council Homecoming package that will include swag and entry into all of the BAC-sponsored events.
Members of the NKU Black Alumni Council
What is the Black Alumni Council?
The Black Alumni Council (BAC) began in 2011 as an idea amongst friends wanting to give back and reunite at NKU homecoming celebrations. Through additional activities, programs and collaborations with Black staff and student organizations, this group began to focus on the campus community and alumni relations and was recognized in 2014 as an official alumni council.
The BAC has made its mark by continuing partnerships and sponsoring events that have restored engagement from a once-lost alumni demographic. Events include homecoming activities, annual BBQs, happy hours, career chats with seniors, etc.
Members of BAC volunteering during Move-In Day
We also serve as a critical resource for our current Black students, providing support to programs such as NKU ROCKS, AASI Alternative Spring Break, move-in day and professional headshots for students. This endowed scholarship will allow us to increase our level of assistance to NKU students.
We thank you in advance for supporting the educational endeavors of these future NKU alumni.
Presentation of awards at the Sherehe program hosted by
the African American Student Initiatives office