Dear Alumni and Friends:

A chance to meaningfully help RBS students and prospective students

We come from a variety of backgrounds and home towns, but what we all have in common is a shared experience: our education at Rutgers Business School and our post-graduate careers as RBS alumni.

You may have received financial aid or a scholarship. You may have had to work one or more jobs during school to cover tuition and fees. You understand how challenging it can be to afford that payment needed to register for the next semester. Whether you’re currently a student, a recent graduate, or advanced in your career you can appreciate the challenges many students and prospective students face to pursue a higher education.

Now is the perfect time to help and pay it forward.

Help expand scholarships and enhance the value of your RBS education

The cost of tuition rises each year, and cuts in federal and state aid programs make it harder for students to bridge the gap. This scholarship fund:

  • Creates aid packages to alleviate financial burden and stress: enabling scholarship recipients to pursue or better afford an RBS education
  • Enables an enriched educational experience: scholars spend more time enriching their experience by participating in case competitions and clubs, collaborating with faculty, learning about career options, and networking with alumni
  • Inspires scholars to achieve their goals and give back in turn
  • Invests in our future alumni: who, like all of us, strive to become leaders in business and in our communities. 

At the RBS Alumni Association (RBSAA), our mission is to extend the value of our Rutgers Business education. Importantly, gifts to the RBSAA Scholarship Fund will also allow RBS to compete with its peers and recruit the brightest candidates to its growing undergraduate program and MBA program, contributing to raise our rankings in publications like US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and The Princeton Review. As our school’s reputation grows, the value of our degrees grows with it.

Invest in future alumni: Make a tax deductible gift to the RBSAA Scholarship Fund today

RBSAA established the RBSAA Scholarship Fund to expand our ability to provide scholarships directly to RBS students each year. Whether you’ve already donated to Rutgers or have never contributed at all, help pay it forward by contributing to future RBSAA scholarships. Support the fund with a valued gift you feel comfortable contributing, whether it’s $10, $500, or more --- all donations are tax deductible.

As evidenced by recipient testimonials, these scholarships truly make a meaningful difference:

“I can not emphasize how much my family and I are grateful for your scholarship. My family has asked me to send their highest regards and appreciation for making my enrollment this semester possible.”

“I am touched…your financial generosity has made a tremendous impact on my future career, making it possible for me to be one step closer to my goals. I will work hard to honor your scholarship commitment…”

 “Because of your generosity, I am even more motivated to graduate with honors and one day wish to support future Rutgers Business School students by offering them financial support.”

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration and generosity.


Jeffrey H. Bunin Chair, RBSAA Scholarship Committee

Mari Boggiano, Co-Chair, Crowdfunding Project

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All donations are tax deductible.








Read testimonials from RBSAA scholarship recipients




The Rutgers Business School Alumni Association is proud to recognize and support the education of deserving students through a variety of scholarships and awards. These include:

George Esterly Scholarship (named in honor the Rutgers Graduate School of Business Dean 1937 - 1965):

  • This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to incoming MBA students.
  • The RBSAA historically awards approximately 5 scholarships per year, based on academic excellence.

Robert and Frances Kaplan Scholarship (named in honor of a much beloved alum and his wife for their generosity and leadership)

  • This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to students.
  • The RBSAA historically awards 2 scholarships (1 MBA and 1 undergrad) per year, based on financial need.

RBSAA Scholarship:

  • This is a $2,000 scholarship awarded each year to undergraduate students, one from Newark and one from New Brunswick.
  • Each student must be at least a sophomore with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must have demonstrated financial need.