The Fusion of Science and the Creative Arts

The Rutgers Future Scholars 3rd year experience program is made possible in part by the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.



“We are particularly impressed by the deep commitment Rutgers and President McCormick have brought to this ambitious venture.  I was inspired to see the Future Scholars in Camden wearing their Class of ’17 shirts and think of them leading a parade of scholars from the four home towns of the State University in the years ahead.  The program will not only dramatically affect the lives of the young people involved, but also, overtime have palpable influence on the expectations for success in the four districts.”  

David Grant, president and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation 1998-2010

For rising 10th grade Scholars, the Summer Program is designed to reinforce the Scholars confidence that the University campuses are “a home away from home,” while strongly fortifying Scholars’ academic skills in math, science, writing, literature and various creative and experiential workshops.  Specifically, the Scholars will research and explore scholarship in both the arts and in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Courses will include environmental science, ecology and natural resources management, marine and coastal sciences, as well as expository and creative writing, graphic design, and the performing arts including various types of dance.  




  • The Class of 1965
  • 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
  • Eyrique and Lisa Miller
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • PSEG Foundation
  • The Rodkin Family Foundation
  • The Reinhardt Family
  • Santander
  • The Schiano Family Foundation
  • Susquehanna Bank
  • Target Corporation
  • TD Bank
  • Victoria Foundation
  • WLK Solutions
  • Wells Fargo 
  • Xerox Foundation