An Act of the New Jersey Legislature created the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program in 1968. It was conceived as part of a broad range of programs that addressed segregation, systemic poverty, and economic and educational marginalization. The EOF's mission is to provide greater access to higher education. It serves New Jersey residents who are capable, motivated, and require the services of the Office of Special Programs for their success. The EOF history can be found here.
OSP/EOF works with students who may need additional academic and financial assistance. We help students persist to graduation, develop a desire for graduate studies, and prepare them for leadership roles in a global society.
At the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), OSP/EOF administers a progressive network of programs and services, including: