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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Dina Ali
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Prospect Park, New Jersey
Favorite Rutgers Moment: My favorite Rutgers moment is when I realized that I have accomplished my academic goals as I was able to finish all my undergrad requirements in my junior year and now I am able to graduate a year early.
Dream/Goal: I wish to pursue a career in the medical field to make a difference in patients’ lives by helping them ease their suffering.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being an EOF scholar is a great honor for me. I am truly grateful for all the opportunities I was given such as assisting me with academic needs, personal development and fostering persistence to graduation. The unconditional support I received from my EOF mentors have helped me push through the roughest days. They have always given me the confidence and motivated me to strive for better and greater.


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2020 red blackThe Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program was created, through New Jersey Legislation, in 1968 to provide academic support and financial access to New Jersey residents to attend college. EOF students qualify for the Program on the basis of academic and financial need. The SAS EOF Program is the largest in New Jersey, serving over 1300 EOF Scholars in the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers Business School, Mason Gross School of the Arts, the School of Management and Labor Relations, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. It is the mission of the Rutgers SAS EOF Program to create an environment, which encourages academic excellence, and introduces students (through educational events, programs, and workshops) to all of the resources and enrichment opportunities that are available to them as EOF Scholars at Rutgers University.