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SAS EOF 2020 Scholar

Katherine Tapia
Major: English and Comparative Literature
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Favorite Rutgers Moment: When I was able to participate on a service trip to the Dominican Republic thanks to Douglass, and when I finished my senior honors thesis for the English department.
Dream/Goal: I want to become an Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon and Iberian literature professor. I have been admitted to a doctorate program and I will be starting classes this September.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being part of the EOF family has been fundamental to my academic success. I am a non-traditional student, so it provided me with a safe and comprehensive environment to explore my academic options. I also benefited from the counseling and financial support that I got. EOF supported me, so I was able to take summer classes and even take a class abroad. This was fundamental for academic completion. It allowed me to have less classes packed up for my last semesters at Rutgers and to graduate on time.


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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.