Creating Scarlet pride, one win at a time
Rutgers’ student-athletes work hard day in and day out to become leaders, win championships, and earn degrees. They instill pride among alumni, students, and fans everywhere through their pursuit of excellence. Their achievements wouldn’t be possible without the devoted support of alumni, fans, parents, and friends.
Making a gift to Rutgers Athletics allows for enhanced academic support, new and improved facilities, and the attraction and retention of top coaches. Rutgers competes among the best institutions on and off the field, and your support continues to make the difference.
Support for athletic scholarships is critical to Rutgers’ ability to attract exceptional student-athletes from around the globe. Competition for student-athletes is fierce, and donor support of scholarships enables the university to build competitive teams. Your gifts also help Rutgers strengthen a championship culture, and let student-athletes know that you are with them every step of the way.
Scholarships account for the largest recurring student-athlete expense—more than 17 percent of the overall athletics budget. Donors can make a significant impact by contributing to the Student Athlete Scholarship Fund or by endowing a scholarship in perpetuity. When you make a gift to support athletic scholarships, you help these talented students obtain an outstanding education, pursue their dreams, and succeed during and after their college careers.
Donations allow for strategic investment in Rutgers’ athletic programs, enhancing the university’s ability to compete for and win national championships. All across America, Division I athletic programs are investing in world-class facilities. For Rutgers Athletics to continue to succeed and enhance the experience for student-athletes, it must continue to renovate and construct outstanding facilities where coaches and trainers can nourish the bodies and minds of current and future athletes.
You can also support the sport of your choice and its greatest needs, such as equipment, team travel, and health and leadership programming. Contributing to individual teams enables programs to cover the escalating cost of college athletics. Your gift will provide the funds necessary to recruit, provide team travel and meals, and enhance equipment, academic support, strength training, and medical support. This support offers Rutgers’ student-athletes all the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and in competition.