When the Class of 2017 graduates from Rutgers University in May, approximately 55 will walk with special distinction as the first Rutgers Future Scholars to earn university degrees. Including other universities, a total of 75 Future Scholars will graduate this spring.

Since 2008, the pioneering program has inspired and prepared 1,800 low-income, first-generation students to attend college. Conceived when the university noticed that few students from its host communities were enrolling at Rutgers, the program sought to discover promising students and invest in their futures.

Each year, Future Scholars, which is funded primarily through private and corporate contributions, accepts 215 seventh-grade students – 50...

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