The HLLC’s pathway programs help build the academic knowledge and essential skills in a carefully constructed program designed to move students successfully through their years in an undergraduate degree program towards a chosen field (STEAM) or graduate studies (Price Humanities).


PSEG and RU-N have partnered together in creating a national model for STEAM education—and the first partnership of its kind at RU-N, focusing solely on developing a STEAM pathway for diverse talent. Supported through a grant from PSEG, the PSEG-STEAM Scholars Program curriculum is specifically designed for Newark and Greater Newark area residents attending RU-N, pursuing majors, minors or concentrations in STEAM fields.

This program will provide support for the design and implementation of the program, including:

  • STEAM focused curriculum modules which will incorporate the tenants of the HLLC’s social justice learning community with a goal of establishing a sustainable pathway.
  • Academic advising and mentoring by undergraduate upper classmates, graduate students, and faculty mentors who are committed to the goal of creating opportunity within STEAM environments for students, and who will tap into the university’s well established expertise in designing supportive academic approaches for students through successful completion of gateway courses that often serves as barriers to STEAM disciplines.
  • Field work, internships and research experiences.
  • On-campus programs and seminars in conjunction with PSEG executives and other leaders working in STEAM fields to establish a cohesive community of experts for the students, faculty and staff of HLLC to leverage.

Clement A. Price Humanities Scholars Program

Benefits of being an HLLC Price-Mellon Scholar:

  • Residential scholarship (renewable for 2 years/4 semesters)
  • Generous financial aid packaging that optimizes eligibility for scholarships for tuition and fees
  • Individualized mentoring and support for students with an interest in pursuing graduate school and careers in the Humanities (Professoriate, Cultural Arts Institutions, Educational Institutions, etc.)
  • Funded undergraduate research, internship, and career opportunities; opportunities to present at national and global conferences
  • Innovative curriculum and individualized exposure to visiting scholars
  • Free GRE preparation and support with graduate school applications