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INTRODUCTION

 

Rutgers Future Scholars in New Jersey

Each year, the Rutgers Future Scholars program selects 200 students from five (5) New Jersey public school districts, plus select students from one Rutgers-affiliated Charter School (Leap Academy University Charter School).

PISCATAWAY

 

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY PROSPECTS
Contact Kim Williams at:
kgw@futurescholars.rutgers.edu

ABOUT THE PISCATAWAY PROGRAM

  • School District: Piscataway Township Public Schools
  • Number of Scholars: 250 in grades 8th through 12th attending over 10 schools.

KEY UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • School district administrative leadership, teachers, and school counselors.
  • Summer Program at Rutgers for Kids (SPARK)
  • Rutgers University English Department-Writing Program
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
  • Office of Student Employment
  • Offices of Financial Aid, admissions, registrar, research and Information Systems
  • Student Access and Educational Equity & TRIO programs: Educational Opportunity Fund Program & Student Support Services
  • Department of Africana Studies, home to the Rutgers Future Scholars Mentoring program

OTHER FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS THAT
RFS/PISCATAWAY STUDENTS ATTEND

NEW BRUNSWICK

 

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY PROSPECTS
Contact Kim Williams at:
kgw@futurescholars.rutgers.edu

ABOUT THE NEW BRUNSWICK PROGRAM

  • School District(s): New Brunswick Public Schools
  • Number of Scholars: 250 in grades 8th through 12th attending over 10 schools.

KEY UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • School district administrative leadership, teachers, and school counselors
  • Summer Program at Rutgers For Kids (SPARK)
  • Rutgers University English Department-Writing Program
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
  • Office of Student Employment
  • Offices of Financial Aid, admissions, registrar, research and Information Systems
  • Student Access and Educational Equity & TRIO programs: Educational Opportunity Fund Program & Student Support Services
  • Department of Africana Studies, home to the Rutgers Future Scholars Mentoring program

OTHER FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS THAT
RFS/NEW BRUNSWICK STUDENTS ATTEND

CAMDEN

 

CAMDEN PROSPECTS
Contact Brians Phillips at:
brianph@camden.rutgers.edu

ABOUT THE CAMDEN PROGRAM

  • School District(s): Camden Public Schools LEAP Academy University Charter School
  • Number of Scholars: 250

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ABOUT LEAP ACADEMY UNIVERSITY CHARTER SCHOOL

LEAP, because of its affiliation with Rutgers, is the only charter school from which RFS recruits — RFS selects 10 LEAP students to join 40 Camden City Public School students to comprise each cohort. 

PROPORTION AT FOUR-YEAR VS TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS

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OTHER FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS THAT
RFS/CAMDEN STUDENTS ATTEND

NEWARK

 

NEWARK PROSPECTS
Contact Kimberly Brown at:
kimbrown@futurescholars.rutgers.edu

ABOUT THE NEWARK PROGRAM

  • School District(s): Newark Public Schools Number of Scholars: 250

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PROPORTION AT FOUR-YEAR VS TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS

Camden two vs four year graduates graphic

OTHER FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS THAT
RFS/NEWARK STUDENTS ATTEND

RAHWAY

 

RAHWAY PROSPECTS
Contact Ashley Douglas at:
ashley.douglas@rutgers.edu

ABOUT THE RAHWAY PROGRAM

The Rahway program is the newest of our programs and selects 15 scholars from Rahway public schools. The opportunity to offer Rutgers Future Scholars to the Rahway community is made totally possible by the extraordinary generosity of the Vagelos Family, Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana Vagelos.

8TH GRADE GOALS AT RAHWAY

  • Identify personal strengths, motivations, and barriers to success.
  • Set short-term and long-term goals for academic success.
  • Use team building to create a community of accountability and achievement.

WORKSHOPS AND ADVISEMENT

  • Every Tuesday — Rahway scholars meet as a group after school until 4pm.
  • Every Wednesday — one-on-one academic advisement.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-way communication between scholars/parents and Program Coordinator via REMIND text messaging platform.
  • Guidance and school administration frequently recognize good Samaritan scholars, acts of kindness toward peers and academic improvement.
  • Scholars are also involved in: honors courses, band, select chorus, theater, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and football.
  • Marking Period 1:9 out of 15 scholars made high honor roll or honor roll.
  • Marking Period 1: cohort average GPA is 90%.