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  • Afia Khatun
  • Assistant Director
  • (973) 353-3583

Program Description

The Rutgers University-Newark Empowers eXceptional Talent (RU-NEXT) provides academic enrichment and social development for sixty (60) first generational college bound rising juniors and seniors referred to as NCLC Scholars. RU-NEXT seeks to: 1) Increase the number of academically promising scholars from the city of Newark who complete high school and apply to Rutgers University-Newark 2) Implement an ambitious transformative pilot program that models the junior senior year Rutgers Future Scholars-Newark program curriculum and operational structures 3) Identify, support, and prepare scholars for college success beginning the spring semester of their junior year, and ending when the students graduate from high school.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • More than 75%