Rutgers Future Scholars

  • Camden Aquarium RFS Cohort 2 Summer 2012

  • Enjoying the Rutgers Homecoming Game

  • Group Shot- Rutgers Homecoming Game

  • RFS and YMS at Rutgers Homecoming Game

  • RFS Cohort 3 Washington DC Summer 2012

  • RFS Cohort 4 at Six Flags

  • RFS Cohort 4 Princeton-Blairstown Trip

  • RFS Cohort 5 Bodies Exhibit Trip Summer 2012

  • RFS Rutgers Homecoming Game Merit Trip

  • Rutgers Future Scholars Showcase Summer 2012

  • Scholar Mentors at Rutgers Homecoming Game

Rutgers Future Scholars

Rutgers Future Scholars

President's Announcement
Contact Information
Rutgers Future Scholars Website

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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


Corey James
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

Kimberly Brown
Student and Community Affairs Specialist
(973) 353-3542