In 2017, the Will Power Student Retention Scholarship was created to help address the financial element that impacts student retention, particularly for black male students. Since then, alumni and friends have come together to help award over two dozen students. Join the Paul Robeson Cultural Center to hear the impact this fund has had on student awardees and the future of this initiative from Jakora Holman RC’07, PRCC Director, and lead alumni supporter, Frank McClellan RC’67.
When: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
This fund was named after an enslaved man, known only as Will, who helped lay the foundation for the Old Queens building in the fall of 1808. Today, Old Queens houses some of the university’s most prestigious offices including the Office of the Chancellor. The Scarlet and Black Project uncovered Will’s story.
Just as Will, and countless unnamed enslaved people, laid the foundation for this University, the Will Power Retention Fund helps ensure that promising Rutgers students are able to attain the degree that will provide the foundation for future success.