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Food for thought pantry

No student should have to go hungry. That’s why the Gateway Foundation provides funds to our Food for Thought Pantry. The food pantry helps students in immediate need, regardless of income and household size.

Student emergency fund

Student Emergency Fund's purpose is to help alleviate the cost of unplanned, emergency expenses for Gateway students; expenses that unaddressed put the students at risk for dropping out of school. The program is administered as a "micro loan" initiative. Students are encouraged to repay the amount, but only if their circumstances allow that to happen. The payment is issued by the Student Emergency Fund and whenever possible directly to the ultimate vendor (i.e. Kroger in the instance of food, Duke in the instance of utilities, car repair shop, etc.) - not to the student directly to ensure the integrity of the fund's usage and purpose. 

Student career center

Gateway hopes to bridge the gap its skilled and trained graduates and the local employers searching for top-tier candidates to fill their open positions. We hope to launch a one-stop Career Hub, where students can learn the job-search skills they need to stand out in a competitive market, improve and post their resumes in Handshake, our virtual job board, and where employers can be connected to talented candidates virtually or in person through job fairs.

childcare center

Gateway, in partnership with Learning Grove (formerly Children, Inc.), provides childcare vouchers to our eligible enrolled students. Community support allows us to help offset the cost of childcare for eligible students in order to secure quality childcare services at a Learning Grove facility, through a voucher program.

Student ambassador program

Gateway Community and Technical College Student Ambassadors serve as positive role models for new, current, and prospective students at recruitment and community outreach events. Student Ambassadors are exemplary leaders who will support recruitment and enrollment for the college, promote student engagement, increase awareness of college services and programs, foster pride in the Gateway community, and act as liaisons between Gateway and the Northern Kentucky community. 


Scholarships at Gateway are more flexible than those found at many four-year institutions to reflect the needs of our student population. Gateway scholarships allows students to pay for books and tuition, but also tests, specialized equipment, and in some cases, even food and emergency expenses. Our scholarships are designed to help students get what they need to be successful in their academic careers, not just to help pay for them to be in the classroom.