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Educational Opportunity Fund
Maximizing Academic Potential Program
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S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. Learning Community

Students Connecting and Helping Others Learn, Achieve, and Reach Success

Be a part of a phenomenal experience!!! Join S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S.

What is S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S.?

S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. is an exciting opportunity for students in the Educational Opportunity Fund/Maximizing Academic Potential (EOF/MAP) program to continue the academic and social support networks gained through the Pre-College Institute that has proven to be an integral component to students’ success. This collaborative living/learning experience integrates the support of students, faculty, and the EOF/MAP program staff which inspires academic excellence and enhances the overall first-year experience for students.

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Academic Component

“The teachers I had helped me tremendously with my schoolwork.”

Students participating in the learning community will be enrolled together, or "linked", in two general education courses during the fall and spring semesters. The linked courses allow students to work together and build community. The professors teaching the linked learning community courses will collaborate on student assignments and will work closely with the students and the learning community coordinator to aid in students’ academic success.

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Residential Component:

“Living in the dorms made me focus better than home.”

Students enrolled in the S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. learning community will reside on the same floor of the coed Residential Hall, Magnolia Hall. The grouped living experience will provide additional academic and social support for students. Study sessions and monthly group activities will be held in the residential hall lounges.

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Social Component:

“My peers helped me realize that I am not going through the trials and tribulations of being a new student alone. It gave me confidence that I can make it.”

Extracurricular activities and events will be provided for students in the learning community to increase social interactions among students, faculty, and members of the community. Students will be encouraged to engage in fun, interactive experiences to build friendships and support networks at Rowan University.

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Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in the S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. program, students’ will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate decision making skills.
  • Identify behaviors that contribute to healthy choices.
  • Employ effective time management and study skills.
  • Identify five campus and community resources available to aid in their adjustment to Rowan University.
  • Build academic and social networks that support student learning.
  • Engage in residential, campus, and/or community activities that benefit the students’ overall adjustment to Rowan University.

Additional information

Information sessions and enrollment into the S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. program will occur during the Pre-College Institutesummer program.

Penny Barnes, S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S.
Coordinator, Assistant Dean of Students EOF/MAP Director

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