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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Genesis Rodriguez
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
Favorite Rutgers Moment: At a football game we were losing miserably but you could still feel that sense of invincible Rutgers pride despite the great loss we faced before us. At that point and time I knew I was in the right place and I understood the meaning of Jersey Strong.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: EOF is synonymous with family. Being an EOF Scholar has given me access to the unconditional support for me to become the first in my family to obtain an undergraduate degree. It means not just receiving support when you need it the most but reciprocating it when you are in the position to provide it.


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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.