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 University, Trumbull campus will receive a scholarship and be eligible to become a Rising Scholar Mentor. In addition, these students will be a part of the Road 2 Success Program which strives to help students integrate into the campus community and gain skills and experiences to excel in college. 

Rising Scholars Mentors 

Mentors are college 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:

  • Meeting regularly with assigned scholars
  • Serving as a resource and role model to students
  • Helping Inspiring Minds with large scale events
  • Creating and leading programs at the Trumbull campus 
  • Attending monthly staff trainings

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn, develop and help others? Consider applying to be a Rising Scholars Mentor!


Rising Scholars Mentor Application

Application closes November 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm.


For more information on the Rising Scholars Program or the Mentor position, contact Program Coordinator, Tiffany Tyree at ttyree@kent.edu.