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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Krushna Patel
Major: Finance
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Dream/Goal: Graduate Law School and Open a Firm
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being an EOF Scholar is a vital part of my Rutgers experience. When I think of EOF Scholar, I think of an individual who has overcome great obstacles and let never come in his/her way of completing their academic accomplishments. Being an EOF Scholar means I was given a chance to prove myself to society by furthering my education, connecting to my community, and giving back at every chance I get. The EOF Program has changed the way I look at and value my education. Having realized that someone believed in me enough to give me the opportunity to call myself an EOF Scholar gives me the focus and determination to do the same for someone else.


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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.