In honor of Dr. George Simons Dudley, his wife established a scholarship fund for Rutgers PreHealth Students. The scholarship is based on financial need and has the following academic requirements:

  • Junior status at Rutgers with roughly 60-90 credits (transfer students must have spent at least one year at Rutgers or earned at least 30 RU credits here)
  • SAS or SEBS affiliation
  • Biological Sciences Major (119)
  • Must be registered in the HPO as premedical

Applicants must have submitted the FAFSA through the financial aid office.

As a measure of your commitment to a health professional school, applicants must be registered with the Health Professions Office and have a minimum of two letters of recommendation on file at the office.

(Sophomores with advanced standing are invited to apply next year.)

If you meet the criteria and wish to apply, click here for the application. All applications should be emailed directly to Tracey Hasse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:00pm.

A select number of awards will be granted up to $1500 each.

The Ralph & Eloise DeFalco Scholarship

Ralph DeFalco was an internationally recognized serologist and Professor of Zoology at Rutgers University.  In addition to his scholarly and teaching activities he devoted much of his time to the counseling and placement of undergraduates in medical and dental schools.  It was his intense interest in the undergraduate as a student and as a person that endeared him to so many.

Eloise DeFalco was a medical technologist (MT, ASCP) and Teaching Assistant/Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at Raritan Valley Community College.  She, like her husband, derived great satisfaction from interaction with her students and in providing support and encouragement to them while they pursued their chosen healthcare profession.

To be awarded the scholarship, the student must demonstrate a high academic achievement and a potential for excellence in biology or a health related field.  The purpose of the award is to recognize past academic performance and to assist in the future undergraduate studies while at Rutgers.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship the student must:

  • demonstrate a high academic standing
  • applicants must be full-time seniors during the 2022-2023 academic year, in the School of Arts and Sciences
  • be majoring in one of the four majors within the Division of Life Sciences
    • 119 -  Biological Sciences
    • 146  - Cell Biology and Neuroscience
    • 447 - Genetics
    • 694 -  Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Six awards of $1,500 each for 2022-2023 are anticipated.

Each candidate should email their application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Monday, April 4, 2022.

How to Apply - click here for the application

Please submit an unofficial transcript and attach a personal essay (500-word minimum) describing your career goals and what you have done and plan to do toward achieving your aspirations.  It would also help the selection committee if you were to explain the significance of this award to you, financially and otherwise.


Representatives in the Office of Undergraduate Education, Division of Life Sciences will select candidates and final selections will be based on materials submitted. By submitting this application, you are also consenting to your materials being shared with the Selection Committee and the DeFalco family.

George Hutt Scholarship

Since 1992, the George Hutt scholarship has been awarded to Rutgers prehealth students who demonstrate a financial need.

In honor of Mr. Hutt and in recognition of his generosity to Rutgers students, his picture now hangs in the HPO. Additionally, Mary Hirsch, Director of Development, has provided the following information on Mr. and Mrs. Hutt:

George Hutt ‘26 (Liberal Arts & Sciences) always dreamed of being a doctor. The unforeseen death of his father halted his educational pursuits, and he was required to direct his passions and interests to running his family-owned business — U.S. Lace Paperwork in Brooklyn, NY.  Mr. Hutt worked to build an empire but he never stopped regretting that he couldn’t put his energy into medicine. His fascination never dimmed, but he could do little to accomplish his dream.

Later in his life, Mr. Hutt created a bequest to fund scholarship support and nurture pre-medical students. If he couldn’t be a doctor, he was determined to help others who were struggling to accomplish this worthy goal. After a painful and losing battle with cancer, he left Rutgers over $2.5 million to create a significant and important fund. [While the amounts vary from year to year, last year, 110 awards of varying amounts were granted.]

‘George would be so proud to know that he has helped so many students,’ explained Frances Hutt, Mr. Hutt’s widow, with tears in her eyes. ‘I was never blessed with children, but Rutgers students are my children and I look forward to their notes to me. One student even wrote that when he becomes a doctor, he is going to come and take care of me!’

This scholarship is based solely on financial need.  To be eligible, students must be registered with a file at the HPO and have completed the FAFSA through the financial aid office.  No application is necessary and students selected to receive the scholarship will be notified by the Financial Aid Office.