Scholarship gives boost to finance majors at Kennesaw State University

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Henssler Financial extends support for single parents and globally focused studies
 
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2013) — Kennesaw State University announced today a substantial gift from Henssler Financial establishing a foreign exchange scholarship, renewing a single-parent scholarship and additional financial assistance in establishing KSU’s first overseas campus.
 
Expanding its commitment to the University, the Kennesaw-based financial services firm has established the KSU/Soka University Global Investment Scholarship.  The scholarship is targeted 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.
 
“We truly value Gene and Pat’s commitment,” said Dr. Daniel S. Papp, president of Kennesaw State.  “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.”
 
In addition, the firm has renewed funding for the Henssler Financial Annual Finance Scholarship, established in 2002, a need-based fund for full-time, in-state finance majors.  The first preference for this scholarship is to support single parents attending Kennesaw State.
 
“I am passionate about providing the opportunity for a higher education, and I believe the finance curriculum at Kennesaw is top-notch,” said Henssler Financial president and chief investment officer Gene W. Henssler, Ph.D. “It is my honor and pleasure to help provide a foundation for future financial professionals who have the additional financial responsibility of a child.”
The Hensslers also will support the university’s establishment of a branch campus in Montepulciano, Italy.  The Italian campus provides KSU students an opportunity to study in historic Tuscany, while offering educational excursions to such major centers as Rome and Florence.
 
“The global financial industry offers wonderful growth opportunities and we believe that Kennesaw’s finance students have bright and fulfilling careers ahead of them. If we can help them financially along the way, we will,” added Henssler Financial principal, treasurer and office manager Patricia Henssler, CPA.
 
About Henssler Financial
 
Henssler Financial has been delivering comprehensive financial solutions to its individual, corporate and institutional clients for 25 years. More information on Henssler Financial can be found on the firm’s website, www.henssler.com.  Details about Henssler Financial’s scholarships and other KSU scholarships can be found at www.kennesaw.edu/scholarships.
 
About The Kennesaw State University Foundation
 
The Kennesaw State University Foundation is a separate 501 (c)(3) organization that receives and manages private gifts and contributions for the benefit of Kennesaw State University.
For more information‚ please visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/foundation/
 
 
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.