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Congratulations! As the first in your family to attend college, you’re an integral part of our RU-N community, contributing to the diversity, cultural, and intellectual life of our student community.

We are here to help you effectively navigate college and connect you to the necessary RU-N student resources and support services that will ensure your success. We are eager to share the progress of our current RU-N students that have traveled this path to make their college education a reality.

When Going to College is Your Dream

A college education is the most valuable investment you can make in yourself. The opportunity to pursue your interests and passion at RU-N, will go a long way in building a solid career for the future. You are now that inspiration to others in your family as they see you take these important first steps towards your college education. Dream big and work hard here at Rutgers University-Newark!

 

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program at RU-N empowers first generation, low income, and disabled students to achieve their academic goals. The goal of the SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants by providing a diversity of academic support services.

The Academic Foundations Center (AFC) provides academic resources, learning opportunities, and support programs primarily for underrepresented students to achieve success through education.  AFC is comprised of undergraduate and pre-college support programs ranging from sixth grade through college graduation.
 

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RU-N students first in their family to attend college

Want to be considered for Rutgers University-Newark scholarships? Apply by December 1, 2019.

Apply by our priority deadline of December 1, 2019

Find out if you qualify for the university's Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Program scholarship for undergraduate students who are residents of the city of Newark and or a NJ County College Transfer student.

Make Your Dream to Attend College a Reality

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EOF is designed to assist New Jersey residents at Rutgers University-Newark, who are low-income undregraduate students and exhbit the potential for success.
 

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

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The McNair Scholars program has a mission to prepare students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds for doctoral studies. The overall goal is to increase Ph.D. degree attainment and RU-N is honored to provide our students access to this systemic student acheivement program.

STEM At Its Best: GS-LSAMP Program

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The Garden State – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP) serves as a learning community to increase the retention, graduation, and success among traditionally underrepresented minority students by expanding opportunities in STEM. The program is recognized nationally for its focus on building diversity and career development in the STEM fields.

Rutgers Future Scholars is Nuturing the Pathway to College

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Each year, the Rutgers Future Scholars program offers 200 first-generation, low-income, academically promising middle school students from New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Camden and Rahway the opportunity for a college education.

TRIO: Talent Search Program

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Talent Search provides opportunities to Target School Students form Orange, East Orange and Irvington middle and high school districts who want to prepare for higher education by completing their college degree & preparing for a future career. The goal of Talent Search is to identify and assist individuals from underserved backgrounds within target areas, who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school, continue on to, and complete their postsecondary education.

RU-N's Student Support Services

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Empowering Rutgers University-Newark’s first generation and disabled students from financially challenged backgrounds to achieve their graduation goals at RU-N.