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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Joel Cabrera
Major: Economics, Political Science
Minor: International and Global Studies
Hometown: Kenilworth, NJ
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Having a tutee tell me that they finally understand a calculus problem because of my help. Moments like that make my day, especially since I was once someone who had struggled a lot in my math courses.
Dream/Goal: Pursue a master's degree in data science/statistics and become a data scientist in finance or public policy. There are lots of monetary/social problems that can be solved via analyzing and interpreting social/financial data.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being an EOF Scholar is someone who is able to persevere in the most difficult of academic obstacles, despite coming from an educationally- and economically-disadvantaged background, and can start a new generation in their family tree.


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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.