The jamie fox

scholars program

2020 SPU Fox Scholar Chintal Shah

2020 SPU Fox Scholar Chintal Shah

2020 SPU Fox Scholar Gineen Abuali with Mentor Joan Quigley

2020 SPU Fox Scholar Gineen Abuali with Mentor Joan Quigley

2018 TCNJ Fox Scholars with Mentors and Fox family members

2018 TCNJ Fox Scholars with Mentors and Fox family members

2018 TCNJ Fox Scholar Heather Atamian with Mentor Kay Elizabeth LiCausi

2018 TCNJ Fox Scholar Heather Atamian with Mentor Kay Elizabeth LiCausi

2020 TCNJ Fox Scholar Kathy Dobrow with Treasurer Muoio and Deputy Treasurer Cathy Brennan

2020 TCNJ Fox Scholar Kathy Dobrow with Treasurer Muoio and Deputy Treasurer Cathy Brennan

2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Juan Carlos Belmonte with  Mentor Diane Scaccetti

2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Juan Carlos Belmonte with Mentor Diane Scaccetti

2020 TCNJ Fox Scholar David McMillan

2020 TCNJ Fox Scholar David McMillan

Mentor Danielle Alpert with 2018 TCNJ Fox Scholar Corinne Winters

Mentor Danielle Alpert with 2018 TCNJ Fox Scholar Corinne Winters

Mentor Kevin Hagan with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Sarah Estok

Mentor Kevin Hagan with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Sarah Estok

Mentor Danielle Alpert with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Deisha Inniss

Mentor Danielle Alpert with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Deisha Inniss

2019 TCNJ Fox Scholars

2019 TCNJ Fox Scholars

Governor Phil Murphy with 2020 SPU Fox Scholars Gineen Abuali (l) and Barbara Bazemore

Governor Phil Murphy with 2020 SPU Fox Scholars Gineen Abuali (l) and Barbara Bazemore

Mentor Kevin Hagan with 2018 TCNJ Fox Scholar Daniel Nason

Mentor Kevin Hagan with 2018 TCNJ Fox Scholar Daniel Nason

Mentor Kay Elizabeth Li Causi with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Rachel Smith

Mentor Kay Elizabeth Li Causi with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Rachel Smith

Mentor Doug Hritz with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Rosemary Nivar

Mentor Doug Hritz with 2019 TCNJ Fox Scholar Rosemary Nivar

2018 TCNJ Fox Scholars' Presentation

2018 TCNJ Fox Scholars' Presentation

Building bridges for college students to explore careers in public service, public policy, and politics through mentorship, paid internships, 

and access to Networking opportunities

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Breaking into the job market can depend on a network of family and friends who can pave the way with career advice and introductions. but many talented youth are at a disadvantage because they lack a helpful network. The mentorship program connects students with mentors and grows networks and opportunities for them.  

The Fox Scholars Mentorship Program matches students with politically savvy mentors, who introduce them to the public sector and provide career mentorship and networking opportunities. Students receive a stipend for the one semester program. 

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The College of New Jersey (Fox Scholars Mentorship),  The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University (Fox Scholars Mentorship and Summer Internship), The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship at Rowan University (Fox Scholars Summer Internship)  

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Internships are considered crucial for career building. but Because many of these critical opportunities are unpaid, a large portion of interested students simply cannot afford to take one on. This program offers students a scholarship so they don't have to choose between a paid job and exploring a career in public service.

The Fox Scholars Internship Program helps students secure unpaid summer internships in politics, government, or issues advocacy. Students in the internship program receive a scholarship for their summer internship.  

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The Fox Scholars Program not only seeks to help emerging professionals explore careers in public service, our mentor volunteers are committed to staying a part of their student's professional network beyond their time in the program. 

The Fox Scholars Alumni Program comprises students who have completed one of our programs and their mentors. Fox Scholars Program has assisted many scholars in landing their first job and offering to them helpful introductions and job search guidance. All past and current Fox Scholars and mentors are invited to connect at the Fox Scholars Facebook page. 

Jamie Fox believed deeply in the higher purpose of government service and in delivering results to the people of New Jersey. The Jamie Fox Scholars Program gives college students concrete ways to explore how they too can make a difference through public service.

How the fox scholars program makes a difference in the lives of aspiring young leaders

Gineen Abuali, SPU, ’21

My mentor, Joan Quigley, President and CEO of North Hudson Community Action Corp., and former Assemblywoman, (right), took me to Trenton (it was my first time!). We attended Governor Murphy's budget address and were invited to the governor's private reception afterwards, where I met the Governor and First Lady and was able to make multiple professional connections. Many gave me their cards and told me to apply for internships. I was the only visibly Muslim woman in the room, and having the support of the Fox Scholars Program gave me the encouragement to make new connections. I will forever be grateful for that, and I hope other students get the same opportunity!

Nancy Rae Pietrobon, TCNJ '18

“I was thinking of working for a nonprofit, but after this experience I realized I could work in government and be a voice for people with disabilities and women. My highlight was watching my mentor Diane Scaccetti, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, (left), answer questions at a budget hearing. She taught me how you speak is just as important as the content.”

Daniel Nason, TCNJ '18

I wanted to do something related to policy. Then I learned that all the theories you learn in school are not the driving force for policymaking. Policy has to do with passionate people working diligently and tirelessly for causes they believe in. That’s what Jamie did – I know this because the first thing my mentor Kevin Hagan,(left), asked me to do was research him.

Rosemary Nivar, TCNJ, '19

I came into this program as a civil engineering student with a great interest in politics. My mentor, Doug Hritz, (left), helped me to find the intersectionality between engineering and politics and how to marry them into a career. The program was there for me beyond career advice; as a senior in college I was still in the midst of my job search and through the program my resume was passed around to key people and departments. This led to an interview that ultimately led to landing a position within the public sector. Today, I still think of my mentor's words as I have recently taken the next step of pursuing a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning at the Bloustein School at Rutgers - I believe this is the ultimate intersectionality of civil engineering and politics.

Donations can be mailed or for your convenience made using Pay Pal. The fund is a 501C3 nonprofit and donations are deductible to the extent permitted by law. A receipt will be provided to you for tax filings. No funds will be used to compensate mentors, who are volunteers. Mail donations made to:

The James P. Fox Memorial Fund, Inc., to c/o River Crossing Strategy Group, 128 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.

From all of us who are part of The James P. Fox Memorial Fund, thank you!

help today's youth explore careers in public service

with your DONATION. Your gift goes directly to students by funding their paid internships and student stipends.