Retention Scholarships


The Division of Student Affairs is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent students from completing their Rutgers degree. Increasing the availability of need-based scholarships is essential to this effort. These scholarships help us maintain our dedication to ethnic, economic, geographic and religious diversity, and uphold our commitment to transformative education. In Spring 2017, Vice Chancellor Felicia McGinty launched the Retention Scholarship Initiative with the goal of generating $1 million in new, need-based student aid over the next three years. This initiative will help ensure that promising Rutgers students have the opportunity for academic and future success, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Recovery House of Hope Endowed Scholarship

Established by Andrew (RC ’84) and Tracey (RC ’83) Roettger in 2016, this scholarship assists students in recovery who are seeking to realize their higher education goals and rebuild their futures. It provides financial assistance to students receiving counseling services from the Rutgers Alcohol and other Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Donate now

Paul Robeson Scholarship

Established by the Rutgers African American-Alumni Alliance in 2006 to provide financial assistance to Rutgers students while helping increase the diversity of the student body. Donate now

Will Power Retention Scholarship

Provides up to $2,500 to students who have an outstanding term balance. As recommended by the Scarlet and Black Project, this scholarship was established by Frank McClellan (RC’67) in 2017 to increase graduation rates for students of color. It is named after a slave who laid the foundation for the Old Queen’s Building. Donate now