The Rural Scholars Program

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Our Mission

Kent State University's Rural Scholars Program offers first-generation college-bound students from Columbiana County and neighboring areas a college access 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 in our program to complete post-secondary education with the credentials necessary to succeed in his or her career. 

Participating schools include:

  • Crestview Local
  • East Liverpool City Schools
  • Leetonia Exempted Village
  • Lisbon Village Exempted
  • Salem City Schools
  • Southern Local Schools
  • United Local Schools
  • Wellsville Local Schools

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