NJCU partnered with other state public colleges and universities to offer a new program for New Jersey college students currently attending school outside the state. The effort, titled the New Jersey Scholar Corps, allows students to seamlessly transfer to one of New Jersey’s outstanding public universities like NJCU, where they will benefit from in-state tuition benefits, guaranteed housing and take part in community-building volunteer activities.
As New Jersey faces the challenges of rebuilding a devastated economy due to the coronavirus crisis, this initiative offers the 120,000 residents who attend higher education institutions outside of the state a unique incentive to return home and help rebuild.
“I’m so pleased to join with other New Jersey public college and university presidents to launch the New Jersey Scholar Corps initiative. This initiative helps New Jersey students stay close to home with the people who matter most and eases their higher education financial burden with low in-state tuition rates,” says President Sue Henderson. “Just as importantly, many young people are wondering what they can do to help during the COVID-19 crisis and the New Jersey Scholar Corps—much like the Peace Corps—is a powerful way to channel that energy for maximum impact. As an anchor institution for the Jersey City community, this is an unprecedented opportunity for NJCU to further strengthen our ties with local residents and organizations as we transition through this challenging time.”
The other participating institutions are Montclair State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Kean University, Ramapo College, Stockton University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State University, and William Paterson University.