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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Michelle Altamirano
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Political Science and Critical Intelligence
Hometown: Roselle Park, New Jersey
Favorite Rutgers Moment: My favorite moment at Rutgers I would say is attending The Big Chill and Scarlet Day of Service.
Dream/Goal: Travel around the world/ Become a Federal Criminal Investigator
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being an EOF scholar has forever changed my life. I have been surrounded with amazing opportunities and experiences that I will always cherish. I have met wonderful staff and counselors. Transitioning to Rutgers was a challenge I had to face, yet the endless support I have received from the EOF program made it better and effective. My EOF counselor, Petal Gadsden, has been a great mentor who motivated me to never give up despite the various and difficult obstacles faced as a student. I am blessed and thankful to have been part of such a supportive and inspiring community who provided me with excellent resources and guidance in order to accomplish success.


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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.