Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Montclair State University's Educational Opportunity Fund Program provides access for motivated state residents from underrepresented populations/areas that meet the income criteria and exhibit the potential for high achievement.
The EOF Program provides quality academic support, leadership development, financial literacy, career enrichment, intentional counseling/advisement, and need based financial assistance to maximize the intellectual and social growth of all participants. The EOF community fully engages scholars in curricular and co-curricular experiences ultimately producing active alumni dedicated to lifelong learning and global citizenship.
EOF Alumni help provide a critical support network for current students by speaking with students, serving as mentors, and demonstrating the path to success beyond Montclair State.
In the past 50+, years, EOF has been established on over 55 campuses in the state of New Jersey and sets the pace for many initiatives which today are widely incorporated into college life. Among the many powerful strategies implemented by EOF are pre-college articulation, basic skills testing and remediation, systematic retention efforts, peer counseling and peer tutoring, academic support courses, multicultural curricula and human relations programming, student leadership development, and outcomes-based program evaluation.
The Educational Opportunity Fund is a statewide program represented at most colleges and universities in New Jersey. Montclair State University's EOF Program currently services approximately 700 scholars.
The EOF book fund provides scholarships for highly motivated low income scholars to purchase/rent books for their courses. The average cost of books per semester can range from $200-$600 and continues to rise. Today, the EOF program at Montclair State serves low-income, highly motivated first-generation students who have demonstrated commitment, motivation, and potential for success in every county of the state.