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Thank you for your interest in giving to the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. By doing so, you help strengthen the center’s impact at Rutgers and the community.  Gifts to the Paul Robeson Cultural Center support the mission to serve and educate students, as well as the surrounding University community, about African and African Diaspora-oriented cultures.  

Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Donations to this fund help support upcoming Paul Robeson Cultural Center Initiatives including retreats, workshops, mentoring sessions, Black History Month and more at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Donations to the Paul Robeson Cultural Center Fund most recently assisted the PRCC in supporting our student leadership development program, the Harambee Leadership Series helps leaders of Black cultural organizations define and develop their leadership skills.

Will Power Retention Scholarship

Established in 2017, led by Frank McClellan RC'67, to increase graduation rates for students of color. The scholarship is named after an enslaved man named Will, who helped lay the foundation for the Old Queens building. Donations to this fund support students who may have outstanding term bill balances that would prevent them from crossing the stage. To date, the Will Power Scholarship Fund has awarded over $20,000 in scholarships, averaging $1,000 each, to assist students toward graduation.

Rites of Passage Ceremony Support Fund

This fund helps the Rites of Passage Ceremony, which has been honoring graduating Black and Latine-identified students since 1992. Donor support of this fund will support the purchase of an authentic, handwoven Kente stole for student attendees at the annual ceremony. Learn more about Rites of Passage at

Dr. Cheryl A. Wall Endowed Memorial Fellowship

Dr. Cheryl A. Wall was a longtime Rutgers University professor and prominent scholar of African American women writers. In a nearly five decades teaching career, Dr. Wall championed racial diversity in the curriculum and the classroom. This fund supports doctoral students conducting research in African American or Black literature, Black feminism, or interdisciplinary studies. Learn more about Dr. Wall, 

Paul Robeson Scholarship Fund

Established by the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance in 2006 to provide financial assistance to Rutgers students while helping maintain the diversity of the student body. Each year students receive scholarships ranging from $500-$750 to assist with their educational expenses.