Taylor County High School student Grant Cox graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development's 2013 Class of Rogers Scholars.
Cox attended a week-long summer session of Rogers Scholars at Lindsey Wilson College in Adair County.
The Rogers Scholars program provides leadership and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to realize their full potential as the region's next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
"This year's class of Rogers Scholars is an exceptional group of young leaders," said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for The Center.
"I have high hopes for all of them as they return to their hometowns in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. There is no limit on what these Scholars can do, and I look forward to seeing them develop into future business and civic leaders this region needs."
Grant is the son of Dr. Ben and Regina Cox.
The Rogers Scholars program is provided free to selected participants within The Center's 45-county primary service and is operated solely on financial contributions and charitable donations.
The program, started in 1998, continues to pursue a goal set by U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers that "no young person should have to leave home to find his or her future."
Graduates of the Rogers Scholars program earn access to exclusive scholarship offers from 18 partner colleges and universities.