More than a scholarship, the Alumni-Industry Scholar program is a unique award opportunity, envisioned and funded with the support of alumni, that gives Rutgers engineering students the opportunity of an enhanced education combining academics, professional networking, career coaching, and financial support. The program is explicitly designed to set the stage for professional and personal success and to instill a commitment by scholars to continue the cycle by giving back to up-and-coming SoE students.
Successful candidates receive a full academic scholarship at the level of in-state full-time tuition and a stipend for books for their last two years of study, a summer Industry internship during their junior summer, and mentorship and guidance for life from Rutgers alumni and members of the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board.
The Alumni-Industry Scholar award, available to School of Engineering juniors and seniors, recognizes students who have demonstrated academic proficiency by maintaining a greater than B average through the first two years, a passion for their profession, important character qualities including leadership, honesty, and integrity, and a desire to give back by helping other students.
Awardees will receive the scholarship for their junior year, and renewal will be automatic for the senior year as long as a 3.0 cumulative GPA is maintained and the student actively participates in program activities.