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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Mariana Fonseca Upegui
Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminology
Hometown: Passaic, New Jersey
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Being able to study abroad in Spain
Dream/Goal: Become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being an EOF scholar made it so much easier to transition into my college career. Having a support system away from home gave me the confidence to find out who I am while completing a major goal. Through tough times my counselor was always there to hear me out and guide me and when I achieved something she was always there to celebrate with me. I am proud to be an EOF scholar and be among generations before and after me that have defeated the odds and become first generation college graduates.


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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.