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Educational Opportunity Fund
Maximizing Academic Potential Program
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EOF Graduate Grant Program

The objective of the graduate EOF program is to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from backgrounds of historical poverty. Priority in granting EOF graduate grants shall be given to students who received the EOF undergraduate grant.

Eligibility

  • New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
  • Students attending graduate school at out-of-state institutions are not eligible for EOF graduate grants.
  • Students who received EOF grants as undergraduates shall be given priority consideration for EOF graduate grants. These students are presumed to have met the financial eligibility criteria for graduate EOF as long as they continue to demonstrate financial need.
  • Other students must meet rules governing state residency, and non-citizens and resident alien status respectively, the EOF financial eligibility criteria and be full-time graduate student as defined by the institution offering the graduate program of study; and attend an eligible institution participating in the Fund.
  • Students must be enrolled in 9 credited hours per semester in a graduate program.
  • Students may not receive an EOF graduate grant to pursue a second graduate or professional degree at the same level of study for which he or she has already been funded. Graduate degree and certificate programs must have a minimum requirement of 24 equivalent semester hours and be at least one academic year in duration.
EOF Graduate Grants
Institution: Minimum Maximum*
State Colleges and Universities $200.00 $2,300.00

EOF Graduate Grant Application | Download
Deadlines:
Fall & Spring: September 25th
Spring Only: February 25th

 

Clyde Ferguson Law Scholarships Eligibility

The scholarship program is open to students who fall within the income guidelines or to minority or disadvantaged students with demonstrated financial need and former or current recipients of the EOF undergraduate or graduate grant, or those students who would have been eligible as undergraduates to receive the EOF grant.

All recipients must be New Jersey residents for 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award and must be enrolled full-time in a program leading toward an initial law degree through either the Minority Student Program at Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, or at Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, or Seton Hall University Law School.

Benefits

  • Based on financial need
  • Maximum and minimum award ranges are established annually by the EOF Board of Directors
  • Awards shall not exceed the maximum of tuition, fees, room and board charged at Rutgers University School of Law at Newark

How to Apply

  • Applications can be obtained through the Graduate Office or the EOF Campus Director at the educational institution.
  • For additional information, contact the Commission on Higher Education, EOF Office at (609) 984-2709.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Physician and Dentist Scholarship Eligibility

The scholarship program is open to students who fall within the income guidelines and who are minority students included in one of the ethnic groups recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges or the American Association of Dental Schools as underrepresented in the medical or dental professions, or former or current recipients of the New Jersey EOF Article III undergraduate or graduate grant; or those students who would have been eligible as undergraduates for the New Jersey EOF Article III student grant.

Recipients must be legal residents of the State of New Jersey for at least two (2) years immediately before receiving the scholarship and must plan to enroll full-time in a program leading toward a medicaldegree (M.D., D.O. or D.M.D) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Benefits

  • Based on financial need.
  • Maximum and minimum award ranges are established annually by the EOF Board of Directors.
  • Awards shall not exceed the maximum amount of tuition charged at the university.

How to apply

  • Applications can be obtained through the Graduate Office or the EOF Campus Director at the educational institution.
  • For additional information, contact the Commission on Higher Education, EOF Office at (609) 984-2709.