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Kent State Promise Free Tution, Room and Board to Nearly 200 Students

Kent State President Todd Diacon said. “Kent State looks forward to the time when our campus is teeming with I PROMISE students.”

KENT, OH — Kent State University is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation to provide four years of free tuition and one year of free room and meal plan.to nearly 200 Ohio students.

The students are currently high school juniors and will be college freshmen in the 2021-22 academic year. To be eligible, the students must be successfully admitted to the university, fill out required financial aid forms and complete a required number of community service hours each semester.

“We are so pleased to take our partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation to this next level and welcome these students fully into the Kent State family,” Kent State President Todd Diacon said. “Kent State looks forward to the time when our campus is teeming with I PROMISE students.”

Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley said the partnership is another way in which Kent State is working to have a life-changing impact on the young people of Northeast Ohio.

The university will cover the tuition costs that remain after the students receive funds from traditional financial aid sources.

“The I PROMISE program is built on the ‘earned, not given’ philosophy. We are so excited that our students that have worked incredibly hard have earned even more life-changing opportunities to grow and excel,” said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “We are so thankful to the entire Kent State family for believing in our students and providing exactly the type of programming and support they need to be successful not only in school, but in life.”

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