Academic Program Coordinator
133G Main Hall
The Kent State Stark Rising Scholars Program provides students from Stark County a college-access program designed to give them and their families the knowledge, rigorous academic exposure and social support they will need to be successful at a world-class university.
Rising Scholars helps to give first-generation and underrepresented students a pathway to achieve a college degree at no cost to participants. Our goal is for every student in our program to complete postsecondary education with the credentials necessary to succeed in his or her career.
Students who successfully complete the high-school portion of the program will be eligible to apply for a Rising Scholars Scholarship at Kent State Stark.
The Rising Scholars program goals are to:
Interested students can apply in the fall of their 8th grade school year. Our current Rising Scholars partners are: