Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellowships

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Voorhees Family have established the Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service Fellowships to honor Ralph W. Voorhees’ long commitment to community service. A 1948 graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Voorhees was senior vice president for investments at Paine Weber and served as chairman of the boards of United Way of Central New Jersey, Family Counseling Services of Middlesex County, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and the New Brunswick Cultural Center. He has also been chairman of the board of the Rutgers University Foundation and served on the Rutgers University Foundation’s Board of Overseers. Mr. Voorhees has given generously to Rutgers and also supports Voorhees College, a historically black institution in South Carolina.

Up to five (5) undergraduate students from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, who are dedicated to community service, will be selected to receive Ralph Voorhees Public Service Fellowships. Fellows receive $5000 so they may participate in a credit-bearing community research project. Students selected for the fellowship will be required to register for a course in the Fall semester that will take place Monday afternoons (12:10 to 3:10 p.m.) at the Bloustein School. Students will do research in partnership with community organizations, will make a public presentation on their work at the end of the Fall semester, and will serve as mentors for future Fellows.

Completed application packets must be emailed to voorheesfellowship@ejb.rutgers.edu


Natashia James
Rutgers Bloustein School Student and Academic Services
33 Livingston Avenue; Suite 100
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Questions? Contact: voorheesfellowship@ejb.rutgers.edu

To learn more about the Fellows and previous projects, visit the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement website.

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