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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Omar Khan
Major: Philosophy and Information Technology and Informatics
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Winning the ITI Showcase!
Dream/Goal: Become a pillar in my community!
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: For me, being an EOF scholar meant understanding what my background realistically meant in the real world. It was an understanding that things will be hard, but it will be specifically harder for you and your peers because we are first generation. Having that support in college was something I scoffed at during the summer institution. Being a first generation is a blessing and a curse. Whatever you lacked from the background you came from, EOF provided. From, financial, academic to even emotional support, every counselor I had, made me feel appreciated and supported. Being and EOF scholar, I realized, how unfamiliar that felt. While my years of college are over, I can safely say EOF was the best part!


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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.