Dept Banner
Dept Banner

SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Diomara Camacho-Orozco
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Passaic, New Jersey
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Thailand Study Abroad Program
Dream/Goal: Contribute to innovations in research and development with a prime focus in developing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: By being part of the School of Arts and Sciences, Educational Opportunity Fund (SAS EOF) program, I am privileged to be a first-generation student who is surrounded by a strong community of peers and faculty who strive for success and encourage me to do so as well. I am proud to say that I am the daughter of immigrants who did not have the same opportunities and resources to go to a university, but thanks to the endless support of my family and the EOF program, I have aspired to develop a sense of community within people who come from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.


View more Class of 2020 EOF Scholars

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.