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.