Apply For Scholarships

Scholarship funding is established through the Paul Robeson Cultural Center at Rutgers University-New Brunswick to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Scholarships were established by various alumni donors who are committed to the professional development, leadership achievement, and academic success among students of color at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, especially students who are actively engaged and involved at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center.  For all scholarships, students must have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.  

Scholarship Applications will open on February 1st and close March 15th. To prepare for scholarship applications students can begin to prepare their application documents including:  

  • Updating your resume and personal statement  
  • Begin to seek out letters of recommendations from trusted advisors and faculty members  
  • Review the Scholarship application website  

Scholarships administered by the Paul Robeson Cultural Center include:  

The EEOC/General Motors Endowed Scholarship, which was established in 2002 to provide financial assistance to incoming or continuing part-time or full-time Rutgers students.To be considered, applicants must: Be a minority or a Women student 

The Paul Robeson Scholarship Fund, which ​was established in 2004 by the Rutgers African American Alliance (RAAA) in honor of Paul Robeson. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students enrolled at Rutgers University. To be considered, applicants must: Be a full-time undergraduate student and be in good academic standing. Please note reference will be given to underrepresented minorities.  

The Mae Turner-Moody Scholarship was established in 2021 to provide financial assistance to students attending Douglass College. To be considered, applicants must be full-time or part-time undergraduate students or graduate students enrolled in the Douglass College. Applicants must demonstrate active community involvement in or outside of Rutgers 

The Will Power Retention Scholarship​ was 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.  Preference is given to male students in their final year who have an outstanding term bill balance. To be considered, applicants must be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student and in good academic standing.  

The RAAA Rites of Passage Graduate Scholarship was established in 2020 by the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA).  To be considered, applicants must be a graduating Senior in good academic standing and demonstrate enrollment in an accredited post-graduate program.  Preference will be given to students enrolled in a Rutgers affiliated graduate program.  

The Pryor-Garnett Endowed Scholarship​ was established in 2017 to honor the dreams and hard work of Madora Pryor and Ellen Garnett who were the offspring of slaves. They believed that with prayer and hard work, future generations would be able to achieve an education and not have to work in the fields in the heat or clean houses to provide for their families. To be considered, applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be involved in extracurricular/volunteer activities in the community.  Preference will be given to students enrolled in Douglass College and are residents of Gloucester County 

The Manuel Robinson, Jr. RC '54 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 to reduce an incoming student's loan burden by providing additional scholarship money to fulfill unmet financial need after federal or other scholarship monies are awarded. To be considered, applicants must be a graduating senior at Atlantic City High School with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and must be accepted as a full-time student in the School of Arts and Sciences.