Impact Over the Years

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.

Queen City Kitchen

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. consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia.

Fighting Trim Walking Club

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

Health Expo

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.

Networking Holiday Luncheon

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.

Annual Rising STARs Banquet

As the Rising STARs program continued to grow there was a clear opportunity for the members of The STAR Chapter Foundation to further celebrate the accomplishments of these young people. An opportunity to highlight what they had contributed through the program, to celebrate the accomplishment of completing their high school journey and to encourage them as pushed forward onto their next stage of life in college. The banquet began as a dinner to host scholars and their families along with the scholarship committee. This has grown over the years into a formal celebration that includes dinner, a keynote speaker and presentation of the scholarship awards for that year’s class.  This event hosts scholars and their families but also welcomes community and corporate leaders who have a chance to join in the celebration and support of these immensely talented young men and women.

Ongoing Mentoring and Networking

Rising STARs scholars are provided an opportunity for informal mentoring and networking through the connections they make with members of The STAR Chapter Foundation. These members include executives at fortune 500 companies, successful entrepreneurs, leaders of non-profit organizations and community advocates. The expectation is an evolution of the mentoring and networking component that will create a more formal structure successfully pairing Rising STARs with a team of mentors who have experience in their field of interest. This team will include previous Rising STARs, a member of The STAR Chapter Foundation and a community leader who will work collectively to be a support system and resource for the scholar.

Ongoing Work and Service

Rising STARs work closely with the members of The STAR Chapter Foundation to serve in the Cincinnati community.

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