Congratulations to Zina Ogunnaya, GSAPP Clinical PsyD Student and Chegg.org Global Student Prize Finalist! This award recognizes extraordinary achievements of young changemakers around the globe.
All eligible New Jersey students can attend Rutgers tuition-free for four years through a combination of university, federal and state financial aid programs that make obtaining a college degree from the state university more accessible and affordable.
Daniel Ortega wanted to become a physician since middle school when his brother ended up in the emergency department, but he kept his dream a secret for years because it seemed out of reach. Seeing the power doctors had to make a difference when his family received a middle of the night phone call became a transformative moment that inspired him to want to join the small number of Hispanic men entering medicine.
Kyra Bostic, a Rutgers University–New Brunswick senior, served as the High Seas Youth Ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global authority on the environment.
“I’ve witnessed the disparities in Newark and in surrounding areas. It wasn’t fair and it continues not to be fair. I’ve always thought lawyers had super powers and I thought that understanding the law would be important in helping the students of Newark,’’ says Newark native Asia J. Norton, who is a member of the Class of 2023.
Rutgers–New Brunswick junior Maddison Van Der Mark didn’t realize the public service work she had been doing most of her life – namely serving her country in active duty as a sergeant in the army, volunteering to teach boxing to at-risk youth and tutoring veterans in writing – weren’t just hobbies until she came to campus.