By: Cathy Poston
EOF is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and successful state supported efforts to provide access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students.
Students enrolled in an EOF program receive financial assistance through grants ranging from $200 to $2,500.00. These grants are renewable annually based upon continued eligibility.
Students also receive support services such as counseling, tutoring, and developmental coursework. There are a limited number of student spaces available at each campus, so students need to apply early according to the Commission on Higher Education.
Ellen Davis is one of the EOF counselors. Ellen has been with CCC for 21 years now and is based out of the Camden City campus, but is at the Blackwood campus on Thursdays only. She is the only counselor who visits both campuses weekly and is the reason I chose to photograph her for the story.