Students Competing on the National Stage

Student winners of the Hult Prize with President Bill ClintonRutgers-Newark winning debate team

Through 2019, Rutgers students repeatedly won prestigious competitions and highly competitive scholarships, further raising the University’s national profile.

  • A top producer of Fulbright student awards for 10 consecutive years, Rutgers won more Fulbrights in 2018-19 than every other public university except for the University of Michigan
  • Our students won 11 Gates Cambridge Scholarships in 12 years
  • A Rutgers team won the $1 million 2017 Hult Prize for Social Entrepreneurship (above, left)
  • Our students won the 2016 National College Fed Challenge
  • A Rutgers team won two national collegiate debate championships in 2017 (above, right)
  • Rutgers students won the 2017 GME Group Trading Challenge
  • Our students also won Truman, Goldwater, Schwarzman, Luce, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships