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Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars

Young Scholars began in 1991 as a Saturday morning academic readiness program for under-represented, first-generation students in Montgomery County, Ohio. Twenty-eight years later, the program has evolved into a college and career readiness program and continues to target those students with the greatest need.

Young Scholars Program Application 2019

Current Programming

Young Scholars currently meet throughout the academic year on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 p.m. In addition, students are given the opportunity to participate in various community and cultural events. Students are also required to meet for Advisory sessions twice a year with Young Scholars Staff.


Applicants are First Generation College students (parent or guardian has NOT earned a higher level degree) who reside in Montgomery County, and complete their eight grade year with a 2.5 or higher.

Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed as submitted. Applicants must provide contact information for a Teacher/ Counselor and a Personal/Social contact. Accepted students will be notified by August 31st and will be expected to attend the Young Scholars Orientation on September 7th.


Saturday sessions take place on the downtown Dayton, Ohio campus of Sinclair Community College. The Young Scholars Office is located in Building 19, Room 103.


Diana Peterson, Coordinator | | 937-512-2294
Melissa Ward, Program Specialist | melissa.ward2239@sinclair.edu937-512-3491