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KSU Receives Gift from Kennesaw Financial Firm

The school made the announcement on Friday.

Good news, single parents and foreign exchange participants.

Kennesaw State University has received a gift from Henssler Financial that establishes a foreign exchange scholarship and renews a single-parent scholarship as well as additional financial assistance in establishing KSU’s first overseas campus in Montepulciano, Italy.

“We truly value Gene and Pat’s commitment,” Kennesaw State president Daniel S. Papp said Friday. “They are wonderful friends and supporters of the University, and these gifts will have a tremendous impact on the lives of students, both here and abroad.”

Kennesaw State did not specify the amount of the gift, but some of it will go to the KSU/Soka University Global Investment Scholarship. That scholarship is open to full-time finance majors who study global financial markets, work to develop the KSU Student Management Investment Fund, and participate in a foreign exchange program between KSU and Soka University in Japan.

The gift will also support the Henssler Financial Annual Finance Scholarship for full-time, in-state finance majors. First preference for this need-based scholarship is given to single parents attending Kennesaw State. The scholarship was established in 2002.

“I am passionate about providing the opportunity for a higher education, and I believe the finance curriculum at Kennesaw is top-notch,” Henssler Financial president and chief investment officer Gene W. Henssler said. “It is my honor and pleasure to help provide a foundation for future financial professionals who have the additional financial responsibility of a child.”

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