Applications now open for Rogers Scholars Program

The Center for Rural Development is now accepting applications from rising high school juniors in Russell and surrounding counties for the 2023 Rogers Scholars Program.

Rogers Scholars is an intensive, one-week summer program that provides leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for students to build their skills as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

Applicants must be a current sophomore in high school; live in a Kentucky county located in The Center’s 45-county primary service area, which includes Russell, Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Pulaski, and Taylor counties; have a strong interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service; and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

To apply for Rogers Scholars, visit and fill out the application form. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2023.