Rutgers experiment draws national attention by helping 163 urban kids get to college


What if you were offered a chance to get free college tuition if you participated in an intensive college preparation program? This opportunity became a reality for 163 low-income kids who participated in the Rutgers Future Scholars program.

The students began the program in seventh grade and spent their summers going to class and getting tutoring. Now they are heading to college on full scholarships, many of them the first in their family to do so.

As 18-year-old Joshua Henry explains, “You really get a sense of what it is to be a college student. It takes away a lot of stress.” Rutgers brings in about 200 new students each summer, helping kids to prepare for a better future., 8/4/13

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