This #GivingTuesday, 614 generous donors helped make education accessible for Rutgers University students, no matter their background or means.
Thank you for coming together to raise over $230,000 to benefit Scarlet Promise Grants.
Whether you made a gift or shared your voice online, you helped talented students go on to become tomorrow’s leaders. Scarlet Promise Grants give students the leg up they need to distinguish themselves. And thanks to your support, Rutgers students will go on to better our world.
Didn’t get a chance to make your #GivingTuesday gift? No worries, you can visit support.rutgers.edu to make a gift to Scarlet Promise Grants or any of our meaningful funds across the university.
What are Scarlet Promise Grants?
Today, traditional funding sources often come up short. The financial burden of higher education falls more squarely on the student than it did in the past. Last year, Rutgers students had an unmet financial need of more than $100 million—an average of nearly $10,000 per student.
Scarlet Promise Grants are university-wide, need-based financial aid awards that help thousands of students across Rutgers each year. Ranging from $500 to $5,000, Scarlet Promise Grants help financially at-risk students afford tuition, purchase books, and they even provide help in emergency situations.
Your support this #GivingTuesday provides hope, and it empowers all students to fulfill their potential at Rutgers.
Interested in supporting another area at Rutgers for #GivingTuesday? Visit give.rutgers.edu.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, where people come together across the world to support the causes they believe in. Here at Rutgers, that means joining in to create access to education for students, no matter their background or means.
Simply put, your gift today makes the impossible possible. In an era of declining support from traditional sources, Scarlet Promise Grants and programs like it help position Rutgers among the world’s best colleges and universities, which make higher education accessible to talented students, regardless of their means.