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Rural Scholars

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Transcript of Rural Scholars

Kent State University
Rising Scholars Initiative

Strategic Priorities
Rooted in Community
Funding
Kent State
Rising Scholars

Foundations
Mentoring
Academic and Career Preparation
Scholarships
Students First
A Distinctive Kent State
Regional Impact
Ashtabula
East Liverpool
Geauga
Salem
Stark
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Campus faculty and staff
School districts
Business leaders
Non-profits
Scholars and families
Rising Scholars
Proven Practices

Current Structure: 25 Mentors/115 Scholars

Administrative Cost: 60,000

(Director, Admin. Support)
Mentor Scholarships/Tutoring 68,000

(38,000 Scholarship/30,000 Mentor Support)
Programming/Travel 35,000

$163, 000/Year
@$1,500 per Scholar
@6,500 per Mentor

Endowment Needed
3.25 Million/5% Yield



Clear outcomes defined by campus and community
Asset-based Collaborative Development

Year One:
Listening, trust-building, trouble-shooting,
mentor training, advisory board formation.

Year Two:
First cohort of seventh graders admitted.

Year Five:
First cohort participates in College Credit Plus.

Year Seven:
First cohort enters college and begins
to mentor.


Year One:
Salem/East Liverpool – Prepare for first university students
Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, Tuscawaras, Stark
Identify campus lead person
Listening/trust building and identify partnerships
Forming advisory board
Meet with school officials and identify interested groups
Develop selection process and cohort size
Mentor training
Year Two:
Salem/East Liverpool – Identify new cohort and introduction of first university students
Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull, Tuscawaras, Stark
Select students for first cohort
Meet with students and parents
Develop summer/fall programming
TIMELINE
Disruptive Impact!
Envision Six High School Years/Seven Campuses
Fifty new students per campus per year = 350 new students per year
Positive influence on 2100 high school students per year when fully implemented.

Realize Four University Years/Seven Campuses
Assume 25 students per year per campus attend a KSU regional campus and that they are all retained.
In four years, there will be 100 students per campus, or 700 students on full tuition scholarships.

Our Success

$490,742 from 114 Total Donors
Largest Individual $100,000
Largest Corporate 30,000
Largest Foundation 66,500
$207,500 in Grant Support
Largest Grant $185,000 (over 2 years)
(Community Connectors Grant)
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