Educational Opportunity Scholars Programs.
The Educational Opportunity Scholars (EOS) Program, which also goes by the name Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), is a New Jersey state-funded program centered on the success of students. The Drew EOS office provides access for motivated state residents from underrepresented populations/areas that meet the income criteria and exhibit the potential for high achievement.
By providing academic intervention services, we work to help participants reach their full personal, intellectual, spiritual and academic potential.
All New Jersey residents may apply to the program if they fall within the financial guidelines. Citizen and permanent residents are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and NJ Dreamers and similar students are required to complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application
Prospective Freshmen Applicants to the EOS/EOF program must be New Jersey residents and must complete the College application, the EOS/EOF Questionnaire, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application as well as the Drew Supplemental Form. Undergraduate grants are generally available to students from families with a background of economic disadvantage, whose annual income falls within the scale listed below and who meet the academic criteria set by the institution. Undergraduate grants average $2,650 annually.
Students should contact the EOF/EOS director, Ms. Cordelza Haynes at 973-408-3578 to discuss specific admissions information and requirements for participation in the program.
Not to Exceed
|Asset Value Not to Exceed|
Add $8,640 for each additional family member
|Add $1,728 for each additional family member|
From the EOS/EOF state web site: http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility
EOS/EOF Transfer applicants should have their counselor contact the EOS/EOF Director with questions.
Grants are also available for Graduate studies, and Graduate grants average $2,850 annually depending on financial need.
Please note however that priority in granting EOS/EOF Graduate grants shall be given to students who received the EOF undergraduate grant.
Students should contact the EOS/EOF director at the institution of their interest for additional information.
The Educational Opportunity Scholars Program is a partnership between the NJ Commission of Higher Education and Drew University. Within this partnership, the program provides access to higher education and support for highly motivated students who exhibit the potential for success. The two branches of the Drew based office are:
The program provides direct services designed to promotes persistence through degree completion. Furthermore, the program supports innovative educational initiatives and leadership development activities to enhance the students’ chance for academic success. The office provides for the holistic care of the student. We render immediate and comprehensive academic, career, and student development support strategies to encourage personal and college success. The office also makes referrals to appropriate university and community offices when necessary.
We welcome the opportunity to offer supportive and referral services as appropriate to all CLA students.
Each semester, workshops are scheduled for first-year and sophomore students. These workshops focus on self assessment and awareness, study skills, health and well being, career development, and leadership. The purpose of these workshops is to provide students with additional tools for succeeding in their undergraduate studies.
Each semester, workshops are scheduled for upper class students. These sessions are designed to help students actualize the knowledge gained through understanding of the self and others; the sessions also help foster the transition into the professional realm.