Student Support Services Mission
The central mission of Rutgers University's Student Support Services (SSS) program is to increase graduation and retention rates among low-income and/or first-generation college students.
At A Glance
We are searching for high potential, goal-oriented college students who are the first in their families to attend college and who possess a strong track record of performance and leadership.Requirements:
1. Performance - Applicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We recommend that applicants have a college GPA of 3.25 or greater.
2.Leadership - Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communities in need through work experience, campus organizations, athletics or other extracurricular activities.
Ambition - Applicants must clearly articulate their professional goals and possess a passion for achieving their professional goals. The fellowship is open to students from all disciplines and interests.More Information
LSAMP is designed to increase the quality and number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program is open to all undergraduate students who are United States citizens or permanent residents and who are specifically interested in a Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas of study.Requirements: Have status as a United States citizen or permanent resident, have good academic standing, have a declared or intended major in a STEM field (NSF approved STEM disciplines displayed below), have a strong desire for research and aspirations for graduate study in a STEM disciplineMore Information
The Ignite Program is a part of the NSHMBA Foundation which is committed to educational excellence for Hispanics. The NSHMBA Foundation focuses in expanding and improving educational and leadership opportunities for Hispanics at all levels of the educational spectrum. The Foundation seeks to ensure that all Hispanic Americans have access to a quality college education that prepares them for college and a career.Requirements: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program from an accredited college/university. Be a sophomore, junior, or senior, Business, Finance, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Business, Have a minimum 3.0 GPA, Be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or eligible to work in the U.S.More Information
This scholarship is provided by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. The award amount can be up to $1000. Applicants should be college sophomores, college juniors, college seniors or graduate students.Requirements: College sophomore, junior, senior, masters and doctoral level residing in New Jersey and studying in Agriculture Production , Agriculture Vegetable, Crop Production, Related FieldMore Information
This scholarship is provided by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in New Jersey , attend Educational Institutions With ABET-Accredited Programs, college freshman, female studying engineering.More Information
This scholarship is provided by the Horatio Alger Association.Requirements: Must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States. Must demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Must be a U.S. citizen. Have a GPA of 2.0 and graduating from a New Jersey high school.More Information
This scholarship is offered to qualified male students each year who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program or to high school students who will be enrolled as first-year students.Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have done 50 hours of active community service during the previous 12 months. As well, they must submit a 600-word essay as part of their application packet.More Information
This new program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience and provide a view of the world aheadRequirements: A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American, full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university, contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengthsMore Information
Every year, more than $50 billion dollars in scholarships are given away to students of all ethnic backgrounds. This number includes many awards that are given only to African American students and other minorities. Such opportunities are needed because African Americans continue to show the greatest need in the area of financial assistance. Even more, the education gap between minority students and their white counterparts is still very wide. This web site was designed to help African American students find the latest scholarships and grants that are being given away by non-profit organizations, government agencies and major corporations. Most of these programs aim to assist disadvantaged people who come from poor families and can not afford to pay for college. However, there are also programs that recognize and award students who can demonstrate excellence in education, sports, etc. regardless of their financial status.More Information