Rising Scholars

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Investing in the Future

Through our Rising Scholars Program – one program on each regional campus – Kent State partners with local communities to create a support system that prepares promising youth for life after high school. If we all step up and commit to uncovering, nurturing and cultivating these young people with untapped potential, we can shine a light on this underserved population to transform their communities and the world around them.


students served when fully funded


regional programs


of regional campuses’ 2021 incoming class are first-generation students

Would you like to learn more about Rising Scholars?

Download the Case for Support for more details and learn about how philanthropy can make our students’ futures Forever Brighter.

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Support Our Students

Whether your gift supports Rising Scholars students in rural or urban areas or their college-student mentors, your generosity will help make our students’ futures Forever Brighter.