EOF Book Fund

The EOF book fund provides scholarships for highly motivated low income scholars to purchase/rent books for their courses. The average cost of books per semester can range from $200-$600 and continues to rise.

In November 1967, in the aftermath of the previous summer's riots in Newark, New Jersey's newly-appointed Chancellor of Higher Education, Ralph A. Dungan, directed a memorandum to the presidents of all of the state's institutions of higher education. In it he outlined a proposed program of special assistance to young men and women from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.  The message called for the establishment of a broad range of programs to address the basic conditions the Commission had cited as contributing to the summer's unrest. Among those programs was the Educational Opportunity Fund, established by legislation sponsored by then - freshman legislator Thomas Kean.

In the past 50+, years, EOF has been established on over 55 campuses in the state of New Jersey and sets the pace for many initiatives which today are widely incorporated into college life. Among the many powerful strategies implemented by EOF are pre-college articulation, basic skills testing and remediation, systematic retention efforts, peer counseling and peer tutoring, academic support courses, multicultural curricula and human relations programming, student leadership development, and outcomes-based program evaluation.  

Today, the EOF program at Montclair State serves low-income, highly motivated first-generation students who have demonstrated commitment, motivation, and potential for success in every county of the state.

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Match
EOF Book Scholarship Challenge - Greg Collins '79
Raise $1,000 for the EOF Book Scholarship Fund and unlock $1,000 from Greg Collins, '79 and Chair of The Foundation Board
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Fund Dollar Leaderboard
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1 Women's Basketball $13,891.02
2 Men's Basketball $10,148.00
3 The Fund for Montclair State $8,586.02
4 College of the Arts $7,534.94
5 Swimming and Diving $6,510.25
6 Men's Lacrosse $5,094.00
7 Field Hockey $4,755.00
8 Men's Soccer $4,200.00
9 Baseball $4,195.00
10 College of Education and Human Services $3,496.00
11 College of Science and Mathematics $3,470.00
12 Women's Soccer $2,975.00
13 College of Humanities and Social Sciences $2,855.00
14 Red Hawk Pantry $2,715.00
15 EOF Book Fund $2,670.00
16 Softball $2,560.00
17 Sports Medicine $2,199.28
18 Football $1,780.00
19 MBA Scholarship Fund $1,700.00
20 Emergency Scholarship Fund $1,440.00
21 Feliciano School of Business $950.00
22 Volleyball $824.52
23 Women's Lacrosse $525.00
24 WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship $450.00
25 School of Nursing $425.00
26 The LatinX Caucus $423.00
27 The Office for Hispanic Initiatives $381.00
28 Emergency Book Fund $345.00
29 Rocky's Closet $325.00
30 Sprague Library $325.00
31 Red Hawk Athletic Fund $250.00
32 BKMBUW Local 1904 Union Scholarship $249.00
33 Track & Field $245.00
34 Cross Country $50.00
35 Student Development for Athletes $50.00
Ended
$10,000
Alumni Donor Challenge
$10,000 will be unlocked
44 / 44 Donors
Completed
$8,000
Judy Graef '66 Twilight Challenge
Get to 20 donors, unlock $8,000 during twilight hours
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Recent Graduate Donor Challenge
$1,000 is unlocked with 10 recent graduate donors
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
Which decade's graduates are all in for One Day?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2010-2019 71
2 1990-1999 59
3 2000-2009 45
4 1970-1979 30
5 1980-1989 30
6 2020 and 2021 23
7 1960-1969 17
8 1959 and before 2
Ended
$1,000
Faculty Staff Donor Challenge - Richard Abrams
The fund with the most faculty staff donors will receive an additional $1,000 from University friend, Rich Abrams
Completed
$20,000
Let's Get Started Early - Jerry Appelstein Challenge
Our first $10,000 raised will unlock $20,000 from Jerry Appelstein
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
$34,000
Fred Bednarek '59 Challenge
Challenge gift of $34,000 unlocked
Completed
$2,500
Parent Donor Challenge
$2500 unlocked
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Fund Donor Leaderboard
Which University Fund is getting the most participation?
Rank Fund Designation Donors
1 Men's Basketball 294
2 Women's Basketball 288
3 The Fund for Montclair State 147
4 Swimming and Diving 66
5 Women's Soccer 45
6 Men's Soccer 41
7 Field Hockey 40
8 Red Hawk Pantry 39
9 College of Education and Human Services 37
10 Sports Medicine 37
11 Baseball 31
12 EOF Book Fund 28
13 Emergency Scholarship Fund 26
14 Softball 23
15 Men's Lacrosse 18
16 Volleyball 16
17 Football 15
18 College of Science and Mathematics 14
19 Rocky's Closet 14
20 Women's Lacrosse 12
21 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 11
22 Emergency Book Fund 10
23 Feliciano School of Business 9
24 Latinx Caucus 9
25 School of Communication and Media 7
26 Office of Hispanic Initiatives 7
27 Track & Field 7
28 College of the Arts 6
29 The Fund for Montclair State 6
30 Sprague Library 6
31 College of Science and Mathematics 5
32 John J. Cali School of Music 5
33 School of Nursing 4
34 Red Hawk Athletic Fund 4
35 Becker,Keenen,Moore,Brook,Uhia,Waller Scholarship 3
36 Cross Country 2
37 Student Development for Athletes 1
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Rank State Gifts
1 NJ 25
2 FL 1
2 VT 1
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