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Rutgers Future Scholars

Rutgers Future Scholars

Overview
President's Announcement
Contact Information
Rutgers Future Scholars Website

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Overview

The Rutgers Future Scholars program introduces first-generation, low-income and academically-talented middle school students from our four Rutgers home communities (New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, and Camden) to the promise and opportunities of a college education. The program will have multiple-year components, each building on the foundation of the previous year. Participants in the summer before they enter the eighth grade will become part of a unique pre-college culture of university programming, events, support, and mentoring that will continue through their high school years. Students who successfully complete the pre-college initiative and are admitted to Rutgers will receive a scholarship covering the cost of their tuition for four years funded through a range of grants and donations.

President's Announcement

University President Richard L. McCormick announced the inauguration of the Future Scholars Program in his Annual Address to the Rutgers University Community on September 28, 2007.

"Finally, and most significantly, I am proud to announce a bold initiative to expand the pipeline of talented students coming to Rutgers from underrepresented communities. Our student body is diverse, but too few young men and women—and especially too few young men—enroll at Rutgers from our state's large cities, including Rutgers' hometowns of Newark, Camden, Piscataway, and New Brunswick. We know that many students give up on learning as teenagers—or sooner— because they don't see college in their future. So we will establish the Rutgers Future Scholars program, a pilot project aimed at reaching minority and low-income students who might otherwise never consider college within their grasp..."

Contact Information

 

Dr. Traymanesha Moore
Program Coordinator
Rutgers Future Scholars Program
Rutgers University-Newark
Academic Foundations Center
110 Warren Street
Bradley Hall, Suite 155
Newark, New Jersey 07102-1814
Phone: (973) 353-3584
Fax: (973) 353-5605
Email: tcmoore@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Lauren Olsen
Program Coordinator
Rutgers Future Scholars Program
Rutgers University-Newark
Academic Foundations Center
Bradley Hall Room 177
110 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102-1814
Phone: (973) 353-3543
Fax: (973) 353-5605
Email: lauren.olsen@rutgers.edu
 

Kimberly Brown
Mentor Coordinator
(973) 353-3542

Dominick  McKoy
Academic Advisor
(973) 353-3542