Educational Opportunity Fund Grants Established by the New Jersey Legislature in 1968, Educational Opportunity Fund Grants (EOF) are awarded to undergraduates from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who also demonstrate financial need. Applicants must contact the University EOF Director in order to be admitted into the program. Students and the parent(s) of dependent students must be residents of New Jersey for 12 consecutive months prior to receiving this award and maintain full-time attendance. Graduate students may also be eligible if they were EOF participants as undergraduates. The application deadline is April 1st. Grants range from $1,150 to $1,400 a year. Click here for more information.