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About EOF @ MCCC History of EOF Staff Eligibility Requirements: How do I apply? EOF STate Website Summer Academy EOF Events / Calendar

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

Mercer County Community College
A vital college, engaged with its community, and dedicated above all else to student success.

EOF Vision
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) cultivates the academic and social development of its participants.

Mission Statement
As educators, EOF professionals develop and implement academic support services at Mercer County Community College. The program recruits and admits students who demonstrate desire, motivation and potential for success in college, who meet state and/or federal participant guidelines.

Why Choose Mercer?
There are many advantages to choosing Mercer County Community College:

  • Mercer is close to home.
  • Mercer is less expensive than other colleges.
  • At Mercer, students come first Classes are small; you’ll get clear answers to all of your questions.
  • In your firs year of study you'll find many opportunitites to get involved in student clubs and organizations. These opportunities for leadership and socilization will help you in your transfer to a four-year college or in your career.

Services

  • Advisement
  • Counseling
  • Tutorial Services
  • Mentoring
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Cultural/Educational Enrichment Activities
  • College Tours
  • Career Exploration
  • Grants/Scholarships

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What is EOF?
EOF (The Educational Opportunity Fund) is a comprehensive program committed to fostering the academic and social development of students. EOF develops and implements programs, activities, and practices that promote student success such as the First-Year Experience (FYE) programs which includes Entering Student Assessment, Peer Mentoring, and the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy. EOF assists eligible low-income New Jersey residents to attend college, assists participants in developing attitudes, skills, and abilities that enable them to achieve their educational goals. We believe that going to college is not just about earning a degree, but about evolving into a well-informed and well-rounded individual. We seek students who understand that with education comes great responsibility—responsibility to our communities, our world, and ourselves. EOF set 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.

EOF & You
EOF professionals assist students with developing educational plans that are compatible with their life goals; they advise students on how best to adjust to the academic and social demands likely to be countered while attending college. While the primary emphasis is on the development of students’ intellectual skills and habits, efforts are also made to increase confidece, develop social skills and broaden horizons. The EOF community fully engages scholars in curricular and co-curricular experi-ences ultimately producing active alumni dedicated to lifelong learning and global citizenship.

Educational Opportunity Fund
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and successful state-supported efforts to provide access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. The EOF assists low-income residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. he mission of Mercer’s EOF program is to recruit students who, despite a background of historical poverty and poor academic preparation, exhibit the potential, motivation and desire to excel in a challenging and supportive educational environment. EOF will help those students develop skills and abilities that prepare them to persist toward associate degrees and/or certificate and to continue on to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Moreover, EOF will encourage and help students to become leaders on campus and in their communities and to join the workforce as capable, productive citizens who contribute to our culturally diverse and technological world.

CWRS strives to ensure that all students attending Mercer County Community College maintain good academic standing and continue to pursue their educational goals.

The Appeal process allows students who have not demonstrated sufficient academic progress an opportunity to improve through the services we provide.

     Leroy Wilkerson, Academic Counselor
     (609) 570 - 3426
     wilkersl@mccc.edu

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Back-on-Track Workshops

 
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James Kerney Campus
  Workshop Name Day Time Location
  Life Skills Management Workshop
& Time Management
(Warning Status)
Tuesday, 7/12 4:00 to 6:00pm JKC - KC335
  Building Supportive Relationships
& Time Management
Thursday, 7/14 1:00 to 3:00pm JKC - KC334
  Financial Aid & Time Management Tuesday, 7/19 1:00 to 3:00pm JKC - KC 334
  Goal Setting & Time Management
(Probation Status)
Monday, 7/25 1:00 to 3:00pm JKC - KC 334
West Windsor Campus
  Workshop Name Day Time Location
  Building Supportive Relationships
& Time Management
Wednesday, 7/13 1:00 to 3:00pm WWC - AD107
  Life Skills Management Workshop
& Time Management
(Probation Status)
Monday, 7/18 4:00 to 6:00pm WWC - AD121
  Goal Setting & Time Management
(Warning Status)
Thursday, 7/21 1:00 to 3:00pm WWC - AD107
  Building Supportive Relationships
& Time Management
Wednesday, 7/27 1:00 to 3:00pm WWC - AD107
  Financial Aid & Time Management Thursday, 7/28 1:00 to 3:00pm WWC - AD121
  Financial Aid & Time Management Friday, 7/29 4:00 to 6:00pm WWC - AD121
  Life Skills Management Workshop
& Time Management
Monday, 8/01 4:00 to 6:00pm WWC - AD121
  Goal Setting & Time Management Wednesday, 8/03 4:00 to 6:00pm WWC - AD121

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Educational Opportunity Fund

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a state funded program designed to increase access to higher education and to promote success for New Jersey residents who lack the financial and educational resources required for pursuit of post-secondary education.

The mission of Mercer's EOF program is to recruit students who, despite a background of historical poverty and poor academic preparation, exhibit the potential, motivation and desire to excel in a challenging and supportive educational environment. EOF will help those students develop skills and abilities that prepare them to persist toward associate degrees and/or certificates and to continue to achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Moreover, EOF will encourage and help students to become leaders on campus and in their communities and to join the workforce as capable, productive citizens who contribute to our cultural diverse and technological world.

Services:
  • Assessment
  • Career Development
  • Counseling
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Grants
  • Leadership Development
  • Orientation
  • Pre-Freshman Summer Academy
  • Recruitment Outreach
  • Transfer Activities
  • Tutoring

If you would like to be considered for the EOF program, you must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid. To qualify for the program, the total gross income in your household cannot exceed particular levels, to determine if you qualify, contact us at weatherc@mccc.edu.

How Do I Apply?

Click here to download the application form to submit (pdf file).
Complete the form and send to the address below.

     Mercer County Community College
     Al-Lateef Farmer, Recruiter
     1200 Old Trenton Road
     West Windsor, NJ 08550
     (609) 570 - 3593
     farmera@mccc.edu

Applications can also be found in the EOF office, SC229, and in the admissions offices at WWC and JKC.

 
 
 

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