Future Scholar Lamont Higgins, 13, extracts DNA from
strawberries in a Rutgers lab and gets a taste of hands-on
learning. He says, “Sometimes students drop out, and
sometimes they join gangs and do drugs.
I want to play football and maybe
become an engineer.”
the Chem i str y
Too often, inner-city kids are caught up in a formula of failure. The Rutgers Future Scholars Program
aims to change that chemistry. In partnership with local schools, we are creating a winning formula
that will put academically promising, at-risk youngsters on a path
to college and a productive and fulfilling future.
Help us create a formula for success!
For more information, go to www.futurescholars.rutgers.edu
or contact us at 732-932-6712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rutgers Future Scholars enter the program in the summer between the seventh and eighth grade. They
are economically disadvantaged, academically talented youngsters from four New Jersey cities. Over
the next five years, they will receive academic support, social and cultural enrichment programs,
personal guidance, and mentoring. ❖ The goal is to help these students stay in school, graduate, and
gain admission to Rutgers or another college of their choice. To ease the financial burden of higher
education, Rutgers is guaranteeing free tuition and fees to all those who successfully complete the
pre-college phase of the program, meet admission requirements, and choose to attend the university.
JERSEY ROOTS, GLOBAL REACH