Rogers Scholars Alumni Mentoring Program


To be eligible to apply, the student must:

  • Be a Rogers Scholars Alum who is currently in their junior or senior year in a high school located within the 45-county service area of The Center for Rural Development. The forty-five county service area consists of the following Kentucky counties: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.
  • Or be a Rogers Scholars Alum who is currently attending a college or university.


Selection Process

The Alumni Mentoring Program is a new program offered to Rogers Scholars Alumni who wish to attend the program in a mentoring role. Students accepted into the Alumni Mentoring Program will attend the regular Rogers Scholars camp and will serve as a role model for the incoming juniors in the program. The Center will select a minimum two students to spend 6 days at one of the two Rogers Scholars sessions in the summer of 2021. Students will serve as volunteers and mentors for the camp. Responsibilities also include assisting program staff in the execution of the daily agenda and serving as a Rogers Scholars representative in marketing and fundraising efforts throughout the following year. All meals and lodging are provided at no cost. Hours spent in the program are volunteer hours.


The 2021 application is not currently available. For questions, contact Allison Cross at or call 606-677-6000.