Educational Opportunity Program

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The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a state funded program for New Jersey students who are educationally and economically challenged and who are greatly underrepresented in science and technological fields. 
 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was among the earliest higher education institutions in the State to accept the challenge posed by the New Jersey Department of Higher Education to "identify, recruit and provide financial assistance to needy students who are residents of this State in order that they may be able to attend institutions of higher education." In response to this challenge, the Engineering Opportunity Program was established in 1968. It was renamed the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in 1975 to reflect its broader mission of providing access to other areas of study at the university, including architecture, science, and business.

The university has consistently displayed strong commitment to and support for EOP, and provides adequate resources to assure the Program's success.


Laurence “Tony” Howell, executive director of NJIT’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), was given a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Leadership award from Stand &... >>
It’s always a poignant sight: a group of donors -- older, successful and generous -- meeting with the students -- young, nervous and grateful -- who benefit from their donations. And... >>
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Wilfried Baah is moving to London. He has a great job awaiting him there. He’ll work as a technical account manager for SPS Commerce, an international supply chain solutions company.Baah... >>

Racism: Post Ferguson

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Many students enter NJIT with the hope that they’ll graduate and find a good job. And that’s basically what happened to Fernando Rosero. But instead of finding a good job, he found... >>
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