Creating greater access to higher education is of critical importance to the CLC's mission. For this reason, the Center helps to create opportunities for high school and college students to earn scholarships and fellowships that allow them to afford the rising costs of college. These initiatives also fosters the Center’s commitment to “Engaged Scholarship” by providing work and professional opportunities for students in order to prepare them for future careers.
Rutgers University Alfredo Santiago Endowment Scholarship
The Rutgers University Alfredo Santiago Endowment Scholarship provides financial assistance to first-year undergraduate students who graduate from LEAP Academy University Charter School and enroll full-time at one of Rutgers University’s three campuses.
LEAP Education Fellowship
The LEAP Education Fellowship is part of the Rutgers–Camden Master’s in Public Administration program for students in the Educational Policy and Leadership Concentration. Selected candidates receive a tuition fellowship and are required to work in an internship at the LEAP Academy University Charter School.
Sila Calderon Research Fellowship
The Sila Calderon Research Fellowship is offered to talented graduate and doctoral level students in the Department of Public Policy & Administration, as well as to prominent faculty scholars, to engage in applied research in the core areas of community building, ethics and social justice.
Peace Corps Fellows/USA
The Rutgers-Camden CLC is proud to participate in the Peace Corps Fellows/USA program. As part of the Peace Corps/Fellows USA, all Fellows participate in supervised, professional internships in Camden City at LEAP Academy and are guaranteed financial support as you work toward your graduate degree.