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College Success

Our Commitment

We celebrate the lived experiences of our students, build on their unique strengths, and provide support to help them achieve their academic goals.

Thrive SSS

THRIVE Student Support Services is a federally-funded program designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students, as well as students with a disability. In addition, THRIVE SSS is charged with supporting students' academic and personal development, increasing financial literacy, and assisting with post-graduate planning.

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Rutgers Posse Program

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities. The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development.

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Cooperman College Scholars

The Cooperman College Scholars program supports academically talented, highly motivated students with financial need from Essex County, New Jersey, in their efforts to attain a four-year college degree. The program provides a three-week Summer Academy, a scholarship to attend college, as well as mentoring and other resources to ease the transition to college and support each Scholar’s success.

Paul Robeson Success Institute Closing Event 2021

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Paul Robeson Success Institute

The Paul Robeson Success Institute is a three-day high-impact experience open to first-generation, low-income, and/or historically underrepresented incoming and transfer students.