Roper Scholarship in Civic Responsibility

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General Information

The Richard W. Roper Undergraduate Scholarship in Civic Responsibility provides internship funding (up to $2,500) to undergraduate students in good academic and judicial standing at Rutgers University–Newark. All applicants must have secured a paid or non-paid internship placement at a public service, public affairs, public policy, not-for-profit, community-based, educational or government organization.


Application must be completed and submitted by no later than 11:59pm on Friday, January 4, 2018

Eligibility and Submission Criteria

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior at Rutgers University–Newark (all majors are eligible)
  • Must be in good academic standing (GPA 2.5 or better)
  • Students need to have (or, be in the process of obtaining) an internship placement for the Spring 2019 semester
  • Must complete 120 hours of work at their internship location
  • Attend four meetings with RU-N scholarship administrators
  • Participate in poster presentation/research presentation at the conclusion of their internship
  • Students on F1/J1 status must check with Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) for eligibility criteria

More About the Scholarship

The Richard W. Roper Undergraduate Scholarship in Civic Responsibility is a scholarship initiative offered in collaboration with the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), the Office of Student Life and Leadership, and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University–Newark.


Key Contacts

Lindsey McDougle

Associate Professor | Director, Undergraduate Program in Public and Nonprofit Administration

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