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Applications available for Rogers Scholars

High school students may now apply for the 2010 summer sessions of the Rogers Scholars and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) youth programs, sponsored and hosted by The Center for Rural Development.

Applications for both programs are posted online on the Rogers Scholars website at www.rogersscholars.com and The Center for Rural Development’s website, www.centertech.com. Deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2010.

Rogers Scholars and ELI focus on developing business and entrepreneurial skills, and encourage participants to use those skills in positions of leadership in southern and eastern Kentucky.

Rogers Scholars is a oneweek summer session for rising high school juniors. The program emphasizes the development of technology skills and leadership. Graduates of Rogers Scholars are eligible to apply for college scholarships from 13 Kentucky colleges and universities.

High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with an interest in business and entrepreneurship can apply for a one-week summer session of ELI. The program promotes creativity and teamwork, and building business and leadership skills.

Members of ELI’s firstplace business concept team are eligible to receive a Presidential Scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The winning team also will be recognized at the 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program scheduled for next fall at The Center in Somerset.

Lodging, meals, and program expenses (excluding transportation costs to and from host site) for both programs are provided free of charge to participating students.

The dates for Rogers Scholars sessions are June 27-July 2 and July 11-16. ELI will be held during the week of June 13-18. Both programs are held on the grounds of The Center.

For more information or to schedule a school visit to discuss either Rogers Scholars or ELI, contact Jessica Melton, associate director of education and training, at (606)- 677-6000 or via e-mail at jmelton@centertech.com.

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