With a seed grant from the Daniels Fund that has been matched by private sources, the National Rural Scholars Program will enable each of the schools to work alongside a college or university to ensure that at least 50 students from the school receive academic support, along with the practical advice and counseling needed to choose the right college and successfully navigate the admissions process. Student leadership and family support, mentoring, and help in the pathway to college are important components of the program. Participating students are also given opportunities for summer enrichment and special assistance in locating financial aid.

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