Educational Opportunity Fund
Maximizing Academic Potential Program
Coming to college through EOF/MAP has allowed me to become adopted into a new family. My Pre College Institute program consisted of over 120 students, all of which I feel are like my own brothers and sisters. They welcome in the incoming PCI members, like an older sibling would do with a younger one. The family is endless. This extended family also consists of our director and counselors who help us make it through our college careers. EOF/MAP does not stop there- the networking opportunities that are available is amazing. They make sure that the students successfully complete college and become successful in whatever we do. They ensure that we take advantage of all the resources to make our college years the best years of our lives. The program offers opportunities that help alleviate the financial and emotional struggles that one endures. If it were not for EOF/MAP, I would never have met such wonderful people or had the amazing opportunity to become a member of the Rowan family.
There are not enough words to explain how much EOF/MAP means to me. “Extension of Family,” as many of us like to call it, is the most accurate expression for EOF/MAP. My EOF/MAP family, as I like to call my fellow peers and EOF/MAP counselors, are my inspiration and motivation. EOF/MAP has helped me find the true leader within myself. It has helped me become a mentor for others and make a difference in my community. Being accepted into the EOF/MAP program was the best opportunity I was ever given- it gave me the opportunity to devote myself to higher education. EOF/MAP represents an opportunity to change and the determination to strive for success.
Thanks to EOF/MAP, I can make my family and friends proud and I can prove the people that doubted me wrong. EOF/MAP showed me the light of excellence and the darkness of mediocrity. Without EOF/MAP, the world would miss out on all of my skills and talents that I developed during my college years. Without EOF/MAP, I could not make a difference and conquer my dreams!!!