How the Aspire Program can help you

Financial & Technology Support

Provide up to $1,000 in scholarships AND a free laptop to students who:

  • Earn their GED in the previous academic year;
  • Completed at least 12 instructional hours with an Allen County Aspire provider;
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours for their 1st & 2nd semester; and
  • Complete a FAFSA and use Rhodes State’s school code 010027

Peer & Wrap-Around Support

Dedicated Success Navigator

  • A Student Success Navigator will be assigned to you based on your interests to help answer any questions you may have and walk you through each step of admissions all the way through your first semester of classes. Your Success Navigator is there to help you when you need it!

Connection to internal services

  • Accommodative Services – The Office of Accommodative Services provides accommodations to eligible individuals. If you feel that you may benefit from accommodations contact the Office of Accommodative Services to make an appointment at (419) 995-8476 or email
  • The SHOP – It’s hard to study when you’re hungry. The SHOP (Supplies Helping Our Peers) meets the food insecurity, hygiene and basic needs of our students.
  • Tutoring Center – Tutoring is available to all Rhodes State College students free of charge. In person, group and eTutoring is available. The goal of tutoring is to encourage students to develop skills, strategies, and attitudes necessary to reach their academic goals.
  • Advising – Faulty members serve as primary advisors and provide protective ongoing support based on a student’s major. New students receive academic advising from their Success Navigator.

Connection to external resources

  • SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps, EBT, food assistance, etc) helps eligible low-income Ohioans stretch their food budgets and buy healthy food. These funds are distributed electronically to a card that is similar to a debit card. SNAP is temporarily expanding student qualifications to allow more students to afford monthly groceries.
  • OMJ (Ohio Means Jobs) - Find a job, learn career skills, additional financial resources, meet the requirements of your government benefits, and more on

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If you have any questions, contact Matt at or call/text (419) 905-9077.