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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Kim Heglar
Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminology
Hometown: Parlin, New Jersey
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Receiving word from SAS that I fulfilled my graduation requirements.
Dream/Goal: Earning my degree in Psychology
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being a part of EOF was by far the most successful, next to being excepted into Rutgers University. I decided to return to school at the age of 51 years old with health challenges. I most admit Rutgers was a little overwhelming when I first started out; however, once I met my EOF counselor Mrs Gadsden, I knew I was in great hands. She is phenomenal! Mrs Gadsden was supportive, compassionate, insightful, and always full of encouragement. Due to my many health issues, I decided that I should leave school, but that wasn't an option per Mrs Gadsden, and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!


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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.