Successfully graduate high school and prepare for college with Rutgers Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science. These precollege programs help high school students understand what is required to succeed at the next level.
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.
Achieve academic success, financial and economic literacy, and career readiness through Student Support Services. SSS strives to maintain active and engaging relationships with student scholars who are first-generation, low-income, and/or have disabilities.
Undergraduate students can prepare for the doctoral admissions process with the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which is designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented students in doctoral programs.
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.
Faculty & Staff Are Here to Support You
Meet Melissa Wooten
Melissa Wooten, Ph.D. is senior director for educational equity, DICE Central, responsible for leading the Educational Equity Group
Meet Jackasha-Janaee Wiley
Jackasha-Janaee Wiley is director of Upward Bound & Pre-College Initiatives, responsible for organization and program management of the Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science Pre-College programs.
Meet Tiandra C. Jones
Tiandra C. Jones is assistant director, Student Support Services, responsible for the execution of organizational and day-to-day operations of Student Support Services.