Scholarship Winners!

Pay It Flash Forward Scholarship Winner: Megan Denman

For many students, financial assistance can be the deciding factor between graduating or taking time off to work… and hoping to come back. Making a college education affordable is vital. So vital, in fact, the students of Kent State University have begun supporting each other.

FLASHanthropy (that’s us!) was established in 2006 and is comprised of dedicated Kent State undergraduates committed to introducing the concept of philanthropy to their fellow students. The group raises funds from their peers and the Kent State community to create scholarships for student who are in need of financial assistance.

This year we gave out three Pay It Flash Forward Scholarships to three well deserving and talented students. The students were chosen based on their GPA, financial need and an essay describing what philanthropy is, what it means to them and how they practice philanthropy on a regular basis.


We would like you to meet Megan Denman. Meg, as she likes to be called, is the 2013 Pay It Flash Forward Scholarship Recipient. Of the 100+ scholarship applicants, we chose Meg’s essay due to its genuine tone and truthful message of philanthropy.  Meg was awarded the Pay It Flash Forward scholarship in August 2013. Majoring in Integrated Health Studies with a minor in Psychology and Biological Sciences, Megan anticipates graduating in Spring 2015. But, she won’t stop there.

“Because I plan to continue on to medical school, money is a big issue for me,” Megan said. “This scholarship has really helped lessen that financial burden.”

While all scholarships are impactful and help lessen the financial burden for students, the Pay It Flash Forward scholarship – one awarded to her by her peers – is particularly meaningful to Megan.

“This scholarship means a lot to me because for the most part, the money to fund it comes directly from the student body,” Megan said. “It’s like my peers have chosen me as the one they want to support. It really means a lot.”

Megan, your peers have chosen you and you deserve it!

To learn more about FLASHanthropy and our mission, click around on our website or tweet us @flashanthropy.

To apply for the Pay It Flash Forward Scholarship click here!

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