Meet our Future Scholar Bloggers

“We are the Rutgers Future Scholars class of 2017 and 2018, join us as we journey through middle and high school and prepare for our futures.”

The intent of this section is to provide a forum for Scholars to “blog” about their experiences while in the Rutgers Future Scholars program.  These snapshots of “a day in the life” will provide a sincere view into the personal stories of urban youth who are aspiring to achieve success and are demonstrating progress in attaining it.  Their views will allow for a dialogue among youth across the country who shares in this very passage from adolescence into adulthood.

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)




  • 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