Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Newark Main Campus: 3rd Level - Green Area
Established in 1970 , the Educational Opportunity Fund at Essex County College facilitates access to higher education for students from low-income, economically and educationally disadvantaged communities.
The program has consistently offered a high quality, comprehensive range of services in order to meet student needs. A testimony to the success of the program is the large number of students who have graduated and are pursuing careers or continuing their studies in professional and other institutions of higher learning.
Major highlights of the program include the Pre-Summer Freshman Program, Counseling Services, Tutorial Services, and EOF Academic Scholarships.
The Pre-Freshman Program’s aims are three-fold:
The counseling component consists of academic, personal and financial aid services given in individual and group sessions. EOF services are characterized by strong student advocacy.
Tutoring services are provided in a number of subjects to program students. EOF students account for a significantly high proportion of students on the Dean’s List.
EOF scholarships are awarded for outstanding academic performance to graduating students who have been accepted to four-year institutions.
Today, over 1,000 students from the urban community are taking advantage of the opportunity provided by Essex County College’s EOF Program.
Phone: (973) 877-3228 or 3420
Fax: (973) 877-3549
Location: 3rd Level Green Area, Newark Campus