Competition for the most promising students today is fierce. We must continue to attract and retain the students who have given Rutgers–Newark its distinctive character and, as important, to minimize their law school debt so that they can pursue the careers they most value. To compete successfully against other major law schools for the most talented students and to assure financial assistance for all deserving students, we need to increase our ability to offer merit and need-based awards.
Contributions to help students pay tuition and meet living expenses can be made by donating to the general Scholarship Fund, by creating a new or contributing to an existing Endowed or Annual Named Scholarship. To establish an Endowed Scholarship Fund requires a minimum of $50,000 and at least $500,000 to fund a full scholarship. A yearly contribution of at least $5,000 is needed to create an Annual Named Scholarship.
You can also support students by contributing to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Endowment. LRAP both encourages and makes possible public interest careers by helping to offset the debt of graduates who choose to work in traditionally low-paying public service sector jobs. Over the past 10 years, LRAP has provided more than $880,000 to 134 graduates who have taken jobs with public interest and government entities throughout the country. To make a public service career a viable option for a greater number of students, we need to strengthen our loan repayment assistance program.