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  • Mission Statement

    The Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) at Monmouth University is to provide access to highly motivated scholars from New Jersey who come from a low-income background and are academically under-prepared, but exhibit the potential to achieve an undergraduate education. Our scholars are provided full-time admission, financial support, and comprehensive services necessary to achieve academic success, foster personal growth, and promote career development.

    The goal of the EOF Program at Monmouth University is to …

    1. ... offer opportunities for diverse experiences, service, scholarship, leadership, and the opportunity to become engaged citizenship.
    2. … instill the importance of scholarship and academic excellence from the EOF Summer Academy through graduation.
    3. … offer opportunities within our office for leadership as TE.A.M.s during our EOF Summer Academy, for holding executive positions on AESNJ and Federal Work-Study jobs throughout the year, and for membership in the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society.
    4. … empower our scholars to get involved in clubs, organizations, athletics, service trips, and the study- abroad program.
  • EOF Staff

    Alexis DelgadoAlexis Delgado, M.A. - Director

    Email: adelgado@monmouth.edu

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Rowan University
    Master of Arts in Applied Sociology - Montclair State University

    Biography:
    Mr. Alex Delgado brings 13 years of experience working with underrepresented students in higher education. He has served in various leadership roles throughout his career that focused on increasing the retention and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income students. As a first-generation college graduate and participant in an opportunity program, he has firsthand experience of the many challenges our students encounter. Presently he serves a Past President for the Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association, a NJ Board Member for the Tri-State Consortium on Opportunity Program and a member of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc.

    "Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." – George Sheehan

    Jared CarrierJared Carrier, M.A. - Counselor

    Email: jcarrier@monmouth.edu

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy - Montclair State University 2012
    Master of Arts in Counseling with a Concentration in School Counseling - Montclair State University 2015
    Student Assistance Coordinator/Professional Counseling - Kean University 2016

    Biography:
    Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I am a first generation college graduate, Marine Corps veteran, and a motivated educator/practitioner. As a Counselor for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Monmouth University, I make it my priority to connect, support, and motivate each and every scholar that I meet. By providing a positive, challenging, and uplifting atmosphere, I work alongside our scholars to ensure that they reach their goals that they have set for themselves. I truly believe that anyone can accomplish any goal if they put their heart and mind into it. Outside of the workplace, I am an avid hockey player and food fanatic!

    Liz O'BrienLiz O'Brien, MSEd. - Counselor

    Email: eanton@monmouth.edu

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies - State University of New York College at Oneonta 2003
    MSEd in Education Counseling - Monmouth University 2011
    Certificate in Professional Counseling - Monmouth University (anticipated January 2018)

    Biography:
    I am originally from New York where I lived in various parts of the state and even lived in Rhode Island for a short time before I moved to New Jersey. I joined Monmouth University in August 2006 working in Residential Life, Student Employment and now the Educational Opportunity Fund program. I have a strong passion for working with college students and helping them grow to follow their dreams. As a first generation college student my goal is to help ease the transition into college and assist others in navigating campus life. In my free time I can usually be found hanging out with my daughter, husband and golden retriever at the park or on the boardwalk. My hobbies include watching the NY Rangers, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

    Gilly ScottGilly Scott, M.Ed. - Counselor

    Email: gscott@monmouth.edu

    Education:
    B.A. University of New Hampshire - Communication; Business Application
    MEd. University of New Hampshire - Counseling

    Biography:
    "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step." This quote by Lao Tzu has propelled me forward since first encountering it during my freshman year of college. As a Counselor for the Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Monmouth University, my goal is to provide a space to challenge and support all scholars so that they too are empowered to continuously propel themselves forward, turning their dreams and goals into a reality. As a practitioner, I am passionate about topics of social justice and diversity. When I am not working, I enjoy trail running, mountain biking, and decorating.

    Cherryl Guker, Office Coordinator

    Email: cguker@monmouth.edu

    Cherryl Guker

     

    Al Fure, Mathematics Specialist

    Email: afure@monmouth.edu

  • Welcome to EOF at Monmouth University
  • Eligibility & Applying for EOF

    To be considered for the EOF program, you must:

    • Be a first-year first time college student
    • Have/plan to have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
    • Be a New Jersey resident for at least one year
    • Meet the NJ state mandated income guidelines (see Income Eligibility Scale on application)
    • Show a family history of low-income
     
    • Complete an application for admission to Monmouth University
    • Enroll as a full-time student
    • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Meet Monmouth University’s criteria for admission
    • Have the ability to attend a subsidized five-week, residential summer program that focuses on scholastic skills, academic success, and leadership skills.
     
  • EOF Support Services