Every April, the Rutgers Office of Federal Relations hosts an undergraduate student advocacy day on Capitol Hill. Applicants from across the university have the opportunity to spend one day in Washington, DC to advocate for federal investments in student aid with Members of Congress and their staff. This year’s trip will be on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Applications are now being accepted.

What does the trip include?

For those students who are selected to take part in Student Advocacy Day, the Office of Federal Relations will:

  • Brief participants during a lunch on campus before coming to Washington, DC;
  • Conduct in-person advocacy training;
  • Provide train travel to and from Washington; and
  • Cover all meals during the trip.

Who can apply?

All Rutgers undergraduate students who are interested in politics, policy and funding for higher education are encouraged to apply for this trip. Our Student Advocacy Day is typically comprised of a small group of student leaders who are effective communicators and are knowledgeable about federal student financial aid programs.

Application process

For those students interested in representing Rutgers with distinction before our nation’s policymakers on April 17, please complete this application form and send to Ian Grubman at igrubman@oq.rutgers.edu. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Selection decisions will be made by Thursday, March 22.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Office of Federal Relations
400 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 351
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-220-1336
Fax: 202-220-1337