We come from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide. We are intellectually flexible, creative and globally aware. We are leaders in finance, accounting, marketing, and more. More than 33,000 strong, we are proud members of a global alumni network - the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association (RBSAA). Founded in 1948, the RBSAA has been a valuable resource to the school, the students and the alumni for over 60 years.
Our school’s multidisciplinary approach to education, diverse culture, and high-caliber faculty combined in just the right way to give us an unprecedented advantage over our peers as we entered the workforce. But this would not have been possible without the generosity of alumni who came before us.
Some of us received a full scholarship. Others worked three jobs while attending classes just to cover tuition. While our experiences varied greatly, one thing unites almost all of today’s RBS students: financial aid is vital to their experience. In fact, our school’s most acute need right now is for scholarships. That is why I invite you now to join your fellow alumni and make a gift of $500 to the RBSAA Scholarship Fund.
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 attractive aid packages and provides students with the means they need to pursue their education. With the financial burden easier to bear, these scholars can spend more time enriching their experience by participating in case competitions or collaborating with faculty on research projects in fields like pharmaceutical management, small business development, ethical leadership and more.
Gifts to the RBSAA Scholarship Fund also allow RBS to compete with its peer institutions and recruit the brightest candidates to its growing undergraduate program and MBA program. In short, the greater the work produced by our school and its students, the higher our school’s 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. Our family of scholarships, originated by and funded through the RBSAA are managed by Rutgers Business School and the Rutgers University Foundation. These scholarships awarded a total of $18,000 directly to RBS students in the 2012 academic year. We want to be able to increase that amount each year and are asking your help to do so.
You made an investment in yourself when you came to RBS. Here, you gained a strong footing for a successful future. Now is your chance to invest in the students that will follow in your footsteps.
Make your gift to the RBSAA Scholarship Fund today. Support Rutgers with your gift of $750, $500, $250, $100 or another amount.
When using the following link to donate, make sure to select the RBSAA Scholarship Fund.
All donations are tax deductible.
Feel free to contact me at anytime.
Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
Jeffrey H. Bunin
Chair, RBSAA Scholarship Committee
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.
- This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an incoming undergraduate student.
- The student must be at least a sophomore with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must have demonstrated financial need.
- The RBSAA historically awards approximately 1 scholarship per year, renewable for no more than 2 years.