Since 2010 The STAR Chapter Foundation has been committed to supporting high school graduates from the Cincinnati community as they pursue tertiary education. We have committed over $200,000 in scholarships to local students and continue to increase our contribution to these efforts.

 

Rising STARs Scholars have gone on to pursue their education at some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Rising STARs Scholars have attended Carnegie Mellon, Howard University, Morehouse University, The Ohio State University, Miami University and the University of Cincinnati among others.

 

Our impact goes beyond just the scholarships. We take great pride in creating a scholarship program that provides opportunities for service activities and cultivates  professional networks.

Scholars have volunteered at the Queen City Kitchen in Walnut Hills helping to prepare and serve meals for those who needed to utilize this service.

Scholars have participated in health initiatives promoting a healthy lifestyle in our community, beginning with weekly walks at local parks.

Through a partnership with the Center For Closing the Health Gap scholars have been able to set-up and volunteer at the annual Health Fair held in downtown Cincinnati at Washington Park.

The Rising STARs Scholarship program maintains a relationship with scholars after they begin their collegiate journey and beyond. We stay connected and provide a support system for scholars along their journey.  One mechanism of support comes through the annual holiday lunch for scholars to check-in after their first semester and share how things are going during their new phase of life.