Kent State University - Columbiana Rural Scholars Program
2491 St. Rt. 45 S
Our program, based at Kent State University's Columbiana campuses, serves students in grades 7-12 who have been identified by their schools as having the potential to be first in their families to complete four-year degrees. During their years in the program, Rural Scholars receive a combination of individual mentoring, career and college-knowledge workshops, and structured program guidance as they work toward specified program outcomes. Those that attend Kent State University may receive scholarships and work in the program as mentors, receiving support on their college journey while also giving back by becoming role models to younger children in the program.
Number of Students Served:
State grant, local foundations and businesses, campus funds, fundraising events.
Kent State University's Rural Scholars Program offers first-generation college-bound students from Columbiana County and neighboring areas a post-secondary opportunity program designed to give them and their families the knowledge, rigorous academic exposure, and social support they will need in order to be successful at a world-class university.
Our goal is for every student to complete post-secondary education with the credentials necessary to succeed in his or her career.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):