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Educational Equity

Our Mission

We support the success of historically underserved students at Rutgers–New Brunswick who identify as first-generation, low-income, Black, Latinx, or Indigenous across the many stages of their academic careers. Our pre-college work provides scholars and families from New Jersey with access to academic, social, and cultural resources essential for post-secondary success. In our college programs, we help students reach academic and career achievement, while celebrating the lived experiences and unique strengths that each student brings to campus. We are also dedicated to fostering campus-community partnerships and community-engaged scholarship that create civic spaces to examine difference and systemic inequality, with the goal of empowering students to be lifelong, engaged citizens.

Foundation Partnerships & Special Initiatives

Paul Robeson Success Institute

First-year and transfer students can prepare for the transition to Rutgers–New Brunswick with a three-day signature experience named after one of Rutgers' most distinguished alumni.

Bridge to the Doctorate Summer Institute

Rising juniors and seniors in any Rutgers EOF program can attend a four-day workshop to explore the pathway to a doctoral degree.

Cooperman College Scholars

This scholarship program identifies academically talented, highly motivated students from public high schools in Essex County, and places them in challenging, well-matched environments with solid support systems to promote college completion.