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ElevateNKU: Empowering First-Year Students for Success

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on May 23, at 11:59 PM EDT
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ElevateNKU: Empowering First-Year Students for Success

ElevateNKU: Empowering First-Year Students for Success is a philanthropy project designed to provide direct financial assistance to first-year students at Northern Kentucky University. This initiative aligns with the university's mission of fostering student success by addressing immediate financial needs and promoting a positive learning environment. We are seeking to raise $2,500 to directly support individual students facing financial challenges.

Empowering First-Year Students for Success aims to address various financial needs first-year students may encounter during their transition to university life, such as:

1. Textbook and Access Code Assistance: Provide essential support for purchasing textbooks and access codes necessary for courses. This assistance ensures that all participating first-year students can promptly access required academic content, promoting timely engagement and overall student success.


2. Course Material Assistance: Extend support for acquiring crucial course materials, guaranteeing that every first-year student can access the resources essential for academic excellence. This targeted assistance aims to remove barriers to learning and enhance the overall academic experience.

Impact for FY Students:

1. Swift Alleviation of Financial Hardships: Immediate relief focused on first-year students encountering financial challenges, fostering a supportive environment for their academic journey. 

2. Expanded Accessibility to Vital Academic Resources: Heightened accessibility to critical academic resources, encompassing textbooks and technology, ensuring a more inclusive and equitable learning experience for all first-year students. 

3. Augmented Retention Rates and Academic Triumph: Strengthened retention rates and elevated academic success, specifically among financially challenged students, contributing to a more resilient and thriving academic community at NKU. 

In contributing to this project, you will play a pivotal role in providing students with tangible and immediate financial support, enabling them to navigate challenges and thrive during this pivotal first year of their academic journey. Your support transforms individual lives and fortifies the foundation for a community of resilient and successful learners at NKU. 

By raising $2,500, we will create a palpable impact on the lives of individual students at Northern Kentucky University. Your thoughtful consideration and steadfast commitment to directly supporting the success of our students are genuinely appreciated. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the academic journey of each student we empower. 

What Students Say:

"The ability to afford supplies for courses is sometimes a barrier to success. Without class items I struggle to complete assignments. A program like this would help me take care of the supplies without worry and provide a great first-step to getting through my class."

“Every buck you put into the ElevateNKU fund changes our world. It’s not just about the money, it’s about the doors it opens for us.”

“Your donation to ElevateNKU is an investment in us, in our education, in our future, and in the future of NKU. Thanks for having our backs!”

“Your contribution to ElevateNKU is an investment in my future. It’s a vote of confidence in my abilities and a boost to my self-esteem. Thank you for believing in me.”

Thank you for your generosity and dedication to the educational prosperity of NKU students. 

- First-Year Experience Team and First-Year Students!

Choose a giving level


Notebook Nurturer

This level represents donors who help provide essential notebooks and stationery for a student’s first year.


Art Advocate

This level symbolizes supporting first-year students enrolled in art courses or equivalent, helping them acquire necessary art and course supplies.


Course Kit Contributor

This level symbolizes the support for first-year students across various courses, helping them procure necessary course-specific supplies.


Health & Science Sponsor

This level embodies the commitment of donors who assist students in procuring nursing and lab equipment or materials for health and science courses.


Tech Titan

This level signifies donors who contribute towards first-year students' technology and software needs.


Fundamentals Facilitators

This level represents the highest level of support, assisting first-year students in acquiring a wide range of supplies needed for their foundational courses.

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