The Rutgers Future Scholars, supporting a legacy of access and excellence at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



The goal of the Rutgers Future Scholars program is to increase the numbers of academically ambitious high school graduates who come from less-advantaged communities, inspire and prepare them meet the standards to be admitted to colleges and universities, and then provide tuition funding to those who are admitted and choose to attend Rutgers University. In short the Rutgers Future Scholars program offers Hope, Opportunity, and Tuition Scholarship




Please be advised that the Rutgers Future Scholars program staff  will be taking some much needed time to rest and rejuvenate from our AWESOME summer programs;  We will do our best to respond to your calls, e-mails, or visits. In the interim, please take note of the following frequently answered questions, FAQ's:

  • I have a question about my RFS Scholarship, who do I contact? Please contact Director Gutierrez at  Please write your full name, RU school, include your RUID, and a clear and specific question.  We then can forward to the appropriate offices/person.
  • I want (or need) to live on campus and I am worried about taking out a loan, what should I do? If you are experiencing EXTREME financial hardship and need further review of your financial situation, please write a brief letter including your full name, RU School, RUID, and describe the circumstances.  The RFS Leadership Committee will review and respond accordingly.  Please send letter as an attachment (doc.x) to




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Welcome Robert L. Barchi

20th President of
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey




"Rutgers, a great university with an outstanding faculty, is well
positioned  to seize the opportunities before us. It’s the right time.
It’s the right place. It’s time for Rutgers to assume the position of leadership.”


Learn about President Barchi (more)

  • Santander
  • Community Foundation of New Jersey
  • Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation
  • Fund for New Jersey
  • Henry E. Niles Foundation
  • Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • J. Seward Johnson Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust
  • The Nashed Family
  • New World Foundation
  • New Jersey Manufacturers
  • New Jersey Resources
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • PSEG Foundation
  • The Rodkin Family Foundation
  • The Reinhardt Family
  • The Schiano Family Foundation
  • Susquehanna Bank
  • Target Corporation
  • TD Bank
  • Victoria Foundation
  • WLK Solutions
  • Wells Fargo 
  • Xerox Foundation