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Educational Opportunity Fund Program

Preparing our students for college completion, transfer to four-year colleges, workforce entry, and responsible citizenship.

 

Program Office Location:

CAR Building | First Floor, Suite 105 | 765 Newman Springs Road | Lincroft, NJ 07738

Telephone:  (732) 224-2510 | Fax:  (732) 224-1969


EOF: Our State’s Premier College Access and Student Support Service Program

The Educational Opportunity Fund, commonly referred to as EOF, is a state-funded college access and student support service program, hosted and financially supported by New Jersey’s colleges and universities, both public and private, two-year and four-year. All program students are low-income and often the first in their families to attend college and referred to as first generation.

Students admitted to the EOF program must meet both academic and financial eligibility requirements. Their admission is based on evidence of promise and potential to succeed at the college level with the support of the partnership established by the EOF program and the college it resides at.

Over 12,000 students are enrolled in EOF programs across the state and its graduates are educators, business owners, health care professionals, public officials, social service providers, and more. They work in non-profits, educational, business, and our government sectors.

Since 1968, over 40,000 college graduates have earned their certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and professional degrees with the support of the Educational Opportunity Fund.


The Brookdale EOF Advantage

Program Admission, Financial Support & Student Success Services

Students selected for admission to our program are highly motivated, goal-oriented, and committed to full-time study as they pursue their educational and career-related goals. The completion of our application process is required for pursuing admission. Financial support covering college costs combined with our student success services and the academic and student life programs available at the college serve as the building blocks for a bright and successful future!

Our students are encouraged to work hard in working towards their goals – and this includes making a commitment to active participation in program services, striving to excel in the classroom, and devoting time where possible to exercising social responsibility as active and involved citizens.


Spring 2020 – Term Announcements and Updates

COVID-19:  VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

In response to COVID-19, the EOF Office will have virtual office hours on Mondays – Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Our #EOFScholars are encouraged to stay connected with us by leaving a voice message at 732.224.2510 or completing our “Contact Us” form.  Please give the EOF Office staff one (1) business day to respond to your email/voice message.  NOTE:  The EOF Office is not checking voicemail or email over the weekend.

TRANSITION TO ONLINE (REMOTE) INSTRUCTION

How can the EOF Office help you with your switch to online (remote) learning for your Spring 2020 classes?  All EOF students should complete our Online Instruction Readiness Survey.  This will help the EOF Office assist you and provide resources to help you successfully complete your classes for this term!  CLICK HERE to complete our survey by Friday, April 3, 2020.

ONLINE COACHING/ADVISING APPOINTMENTS

The EOF Office will be conducting coaching/advising appointments through Zoom.  Zoom enables you to meet with your EOF Student Success Coach online or by phone.  To schedule an appointment, CLICK HERE to complete the EOF Advising Contact Form.  NOTE:  The EOF will respond to your request within one (1) business day.

DOWNLOAD ZOOM FOR YOUR COMPUTER & MOBILE DEVICES

To continue to support you during through online learning, make sure that you download Zoom to participate in your online classes, hold online advising appointments, and join online meetings/events!  You can download the free Zoom mobile app for your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet.  CLICK HERE to install the Zoom on your computer/laptop.

CHECK YOUR BROOKDALE EMAIL

All important notices and updates from Brookdale and the EOF Office will be sent to your Brookdale email. Make sure to check your Brookdale email on a regular basis!  You can also download the free Microsoft Outlook app for your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet to access your email.

CONNECT WITH US ON CANVAS

Don’t forget to log on Canvas on a regular basis – the EOF office posts important announcements & program updates here!  If you are a new EOF student at Brookdale, please check your Brookdale email to accept the invitation to join EOF@Brookdale.  You can also download the free Canvas (Student) app for your iOS or Android smartphone/tablet.

MATH ACHIEVE ONE-TO-ONE TUTORING:  NOW ONLINE!

Enrolled in a college-level math course for Spring 2020? Is math one of your more difficult subjects? End the term on a high note with our Math Learning Assistant, Mr. Thomas Roe, on your side!  He is available meet with you in weekly one-to-one sessions to help you stay on track with your math studies.  CLICK HERE to register for our MathAchieve 1:1 support service.  Please contact Mr. Richard Morales-Wright, Director, if you have additional questions.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CAREER & WORKPLACE SUCCESS SEMINAR

If you are enrolled in EOF-CRWRKPS for Spring 2020, continue to check Canvas for seminar updates and important information.  The deadline to submit extra credit is Friday, April 17, 2020; your final assignment is due on Friday, April 24, 2020.  Please email your instructor with your questions.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN MATH SUPERVISED STUDY

If you are enrolled in EOF-TUTR for Spring 2020, your sessions will continue to be held online through Canvas!  Our Math Learning Assistant, Mr. Thomas Roe, has emailed you to provide instructions on how to maintain your enrollment & participation.  If you have additional questions, please email Mr. Roe at troe@brookdalecc.edu.

CHI ALPHA EPSILON (XAE) NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:  DELTA ALPHA CHAPTER

The Delta Alpha Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society is looking for dynamic EOF students to be a part of an Honor Society established specifically for EOF students!  Induction ceremonies are held during the Fall & Spring semesters.  Eligible EOF students will receive an invitation letter from the Chapter Advisor at the beginning of each semester.  If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Ms. Danielle Jones, Chapter Advisor, by emailing djones@brookdalecc.edu.

JOIN EOF STUDENT ALLIANCE (EOFSA)

The EOF Student Alliance (EOFSA) is our Gold-Star award-winning student organization that is open to all EOF students to join!  Connect with your fellow #EOFScholars, and participate in service projects, advocacy campaigns, and social events.  Build leadership skills, and network with other #EOFScholars in New Jersey!  You will also have the opportunity to help plan events for the EOF program.  If you are interested in being a member of EOFSA, please email eofsa@my.brookdalecc.edu.