Rising Scholars

Together we can make a difference!

Overview of Program

In collaboration with Inspiring Minds of Warren, OH, the mission of the Rising Scholars Program is to support students in achieving their own idea of success whether that is college, trade school, military or workforce.These students, the Rising Scholars, are members of Inspiring Minds and participate in the program from 7th grade to the end of 12th grade. The program focuses on:

  • College and Career Readiness 
  • Diversity and Social Justice Exploration
  • Identity Development
  • Mentorship

Throughout the program, the Rising Scholars participate in workshops, activities, retreats, and field trips. They will have the opportunity to interact and build relationships with Kent State Trumbull students, faculty and staff members. 

Students who complete the Rising Scholars Program and chose to attend Kent State Trumbull will receive scholarship monies and be eligible to become a Rising Scholars Mentor. In addition, these students will automatically be enrolled in the Building Black Leaders Program which strives to help students integrate into the campus community and gain skills and experiences to excel in college. Building Black Leaders Program events and activities are open to ALL Inspiring Minds students, in connection with the Rising Scholars Program.

Rising Scholars Mentors 

Mentors are Kent State Trumbull students who want to make a lasting impact on young students! They are able to set good examples for the scholars and help with personal and academic growth. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Mentoring students 
  • Tutoring students between 3rd-12th grade
  • Helping Inspiring Minds with large scale events
  • Creating and leading programs at the Trumbull campus and Inspiring Minds facility 
  • Attending monthly staff trainings

For Parents and Participants

Electronic Hold Harmless (& Participation) Form

Release for Event for Minor for Rising Scholars  


Program Coordinator, Tiffany Tyree, ttyree@kent.edu.