ONE DAY. ONE KU. This annual day of giving is powered by our community coming together to make a difference.

You can change the trajectory of a student’s life by providing financial support just when it’s needed most. Every gift makes a difference.

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Once again, KU alumni and friends gave generously to support this annual day of giving. Your contributions are appreciated. Thank you.

KU is hosting its seventh-annual One Day. One KU. giving campaign March 6, and each year the impact grows! With donations starting at just $5, everyone can get involved. Last year, through donations large and small, the KU Edwards Campus raised more than $60,000.

The KU Edwards Campus delivers a world-class KU education to the Kansas City metro area and beyond, helping adult learners start, change, or advance their career through high-demand degree and certificate programs

Our students are working hard to complete their degrees. Most have full or part-time jobs. Many are juggling family responsibilities. We want to help remove financial burdens that can become an obstacle to their success. 

Money raised March 6 will fund two programs: micro-grants and need-based scholarships.

Micro-grants help students overcome financial barriers to furthering their education. 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 on the Edwards Campus with these needs, helping to eliminate financial challenges and keep them focused on their education.

Need-based scholarship support transfer students in School of Professional Studies programs at the KUEC. The School of Professional Studies is dedicated to serving the needs of transfer and nontraditional students, a growing sector of college enrollment.  

The impact of this financial support is clear in recipients’ stories. 

“Education is a transformative force, but the rising cost can sometimes make it seem unattainable,” said one student. “As an individual from a diverse background, I have often encountered challenges and barriers in pursuing my educational goals. However, your generous scholarship not only acknowledges the importance of diversity, but actively encourages and empowers students like me to reach for our dreams.”

Another said, “I wouldn’t be able to pay for and pursue my career without donors like you. It’s not just about the money, it's also about knowing that someone out there cares and wants to help students like me succeed!”

“These need-based scholarships and micro-grants help students accomplish their academic goals,” said Stuart Day, vice provost of the Edwards Campus and dean of the School of Professional Studies. “Sometimes it just takes a small boost to enable a student to stay in school.”

Donations made during this one-day campaign have helped launch dozens of students into their academic journey and provided the vital support they needed to continue their education.
With your gift this year, more students will be able to pursue the next step in their educational journey, advance their careers, and boost the local economy and workforce. 

One Day. One KU. Everyone counts and each gift is important. You make a difference. 

Thank you for your consideration.

Remember to visit our giving page today and mark your calendar for March 6!

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