What are Camden Fellows?
Founded in 2020, the Camden Fellows is a support program for students who are current or former foster care youth with lived experience in the child welfare system as an adolescent. Camden Fellows provides a supportive community on the Rutgers-Camden campus where students with the unique shared experience of the child services system are encouraged and celebrated to reach their full potential.
Camden Fellows Resources
We are here to welcome students to the Rutgers family with open arms and helpful resources, including:
Camden Fellows participants can access funds for textbooks.Learn More
One-on-one supportive coaching to help Fellows achieve their goals.Learn More
Educational, career, and personal growth workshops with a like-minded community.Learn More
A community of supportive and understanding peers and adults.facebook
Access to resources and opportunities for additional needs such as housing and internships.facebook
Can I be a Camden Fellow?
Camden Fellow applicants must have previous or current involvement with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), or any state child welfare agency after the age of 13, and/or are at risk for homelessness.
Applicants must also be:
- Between the ages of 18-24 at the time of application,
- Be accepted as a full-time student at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden campus
- Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
These Success Programs and Services are designed for students with unique economic and educational backgrounds, with some services available for all students at Rutgers–Camden.
Educational Opportunity Fund
State funded academic and financial support for economically disadvantaged students.More About EOF
TRiO Student Support Services
Federally funded resources and support for first-generation, low-income, and undergraduate students with disabilities.More About TRiO
Students with Disabilities
Accommodations, resources, and support to ensure an accessible environment for all.More About Disability Services
Community and financial support for undergraduate students with lived experience in the foster care system.More About Camden Fellows
NJ STEP / Mountainview
Every person in prison who qualifies for college has the opportunity to take college classes while incarcerated and continue that education upon release.More About NJ STEP/Mountainview