Rutgers Future Scholars

Rutgers Future Scholars

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At Rutgers Future Scholars, we believe that access to higher education not only changes the lives of our students, but also has the power to change entire communities.

Each year, the Rutgers Future Scholars program offers 200 first-generation, low-income, academically promising middle school students from New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Camden and Rahway the opportunity for a college education.

In the summer before their 8th grade year, students become part of a unique pre-college culture of university programming, events, support, and mentoring that will continue through their high school years, and eventually college.

The Rutgers Future Scholars program does not replace high school. The program is additional to your standard high school classes, intended to prepare students for college by providing them with honors classes, cultural events, career skills, sports, and more. Future Scholars are expected to complete their regular schoolwork as well as the additional requirements of the Rutgers Future Scholars program.

Students who successfully complete the five-year program will receive full tuition funding (through scholarships and federal grants) to Rutgers University.

In short, Rutgers Future Scholars offers hope, opportunity, and tuition scholarship.


The objectives of the Rutgers Future Scholars program are to:

  • Increase the number of promising students who complete high school.
  • Encourage them to apply to and attend post-secondary educational institutions, including Rutgers University.
  • Develop a replicable model to incite peer institutions in-state and nationwide.




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
Bradley Hall, Suite 156
(973) 353-3542