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MSU to host Rogers Scholars and Rogers Explorers programs

For the first time, Morehead State University will serve as one of the host campuses for this year’s Rogers Explorers program and the Rogers Scholars program.   

The 2019 Rogers Explorers program will be held July 10 through July 12. The Rogers Explorers program is a three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science and community service for incoming high school freshmen. Developed, coordinated and supervised by the Center for Rural Development in partnership with multiple private and public Kentucky colleges and universities, including Morehead State University, Explorers are able to actively participate in practical college courses, fine-tune leadership skills, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout our Southern and Eastern Kentucky region. 

The Rogers Scholars program will take place from July 14 through July 19. The Center for Rural Development established the Rogers Scholars program, its flagship youth program, through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) that "no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future." The intensive one-week summer program provides high school juniors valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students to build their skills as the region's next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders. 

Students from the Center for Rural Development’s 45-county service area may apply to become Rogers Explorers during their eighth-grade year and Rogers Scholars during their sophomore year. 

For more information about the Rogers Explorers and the Rogers Scholars programs, contact the Office of Regional Education and Outreach at, email or call 606-783-2274.