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Introduction

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

Camden

Newark

Rahway

200 Students 1 Goal

Piscataway

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

2.8 - First-Year Average GPA At Rutgers Univ. 97% - RFS Active Scholars Graduated H.S 91% - RFS Piscataway Scholars In College
Other Four-Year Institutions That RFS/Piscataway Students Attend

New Brunswick

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

2.5 - First-Year Average GPA At Rutgers Univ. 97% - RFS Active Scholars Graduated H.S 90% - RFS New Brunswick Scholars In Cllege
Other Four-year Institutions That Rfs/New Brunswick Students Attend

Camden

About the Camden Program

School District(s): Camden Public Schools LEAP Academy University Charter School

Number of Scholars: 250

Population: 77,346
39% Camden Residents In Poverty 8% Camden Residents With Bachelors Degree Or Higher
92% Public School, 8% Private School LEAP Academy - University Charter School

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.

2.3 - First-Year Average GPA At Rutgers Univ. 66% Graduated High School 82% RFS/Camden Scholars in College
Proportion At Four-Year VS Two-Year Institutions RFS Class of 2017. RFS Class of 2018. RFS Class of 2019. Camden City Students.
Other Four-year Institutions That Rfs/new Brunswick Students Attend

Newark

About the Newark Program

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

Population: 277,149
28% Newark Residents Living In Poverty 13% Newark Residents With Bachelors Degree Or Higher
90% Public School, 10% Private School 12 Public High Schools. 44 Total AP Courses. 119 After School Programs
2.6 - First-Year Average GPA At Rutgers Univ. 80% RFS/Newark Scholars In College
Proportion At Four-Year VS Two-Year Institutions RFS Class of 2017. RFS Class of 2018. RFS Class of 2019. Camden City Students.
Other Four-year Institutions That Rfs/Newark Students Attend (Fall 2015)

Rahway

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%.

15 Scholars: 8 Girls/7 Boys
Remind Two-way Communication: Remind.com is an app that provides instant messaging between scholars/parents and Program Coordinator Communicate faster.
90% - Marking Period 1: Cohort Average GPA