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Jean, Drs. Daniel and Aneesha EOF Advantage Scholarship

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The Drs. Daniel and Aneesha Jean EOF Advantage Scholarship was established in 2017 by Newark native Dr. Daniel Jean EOF ’97, and his wife, Paterson native, Dr. Aneesha Jean ’00.  It is to provide funding to highly motivated EOF students who originate from the Jeans’ hometowns.

  • Student must be currently enrolled in the EOF program
  • A Newark or Paterson native
  • GPA 3.0+
  • The essay topic is ...How the environment you were raised in shaped who you are, and how EOF has helped to further your goals

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2020 Recipient

Noe Ramirez

Through hard work and dedication, Finance major Noe Ramirez is proud to say he reached a GPA of a 3.475 in the fall semester of 2019. “I don’t plan to stop there, as I’m constantly working on becoming the better version of myself.”

Noe is a commuter student and currently exploring what opportunities Ramapo has in store for him. He works off campus as a part-time sales associate at Staples, but would like to pursue a career as a financial advisor. “I want to set an example for first-generation college students that want to make a difference in their community.”

His hometown is Paterson, N.J.



2020 Recipient

Alexis Amaya Jones

“My hope post-graduation is to work for a record label and seek talent. I want to show young people how to realize their dreams, and mentor them when they are struggling with ideas,” says Music Industry major Alexis Amaya Jones of Newark, N.J.

Alexis has a GPA of 3.23 and is part of Leaders in Service and the EOF program. She has worked at the Children’s Place, the Mills at Jersey Gardens, Adidas, and as a babysitter.



2019 Recipients

Javier Guzman

“I am most proud of being a first generation college student,” says Javier Guzman of Paterson, N.J.  Javier is an Information Technology major with a 3.4 GPA who made the Dean’s List in the summer and fall of 2017.

Off-campus, Javier is involved with the Alumni of the Taub Foundation and currently works part time at Lakeland Bank.  “I hope to graduate with honors and work in cyber security,” Javier says.


Janiya Wade

“I will be my parent’s first child to graduate from college and therefore I take my education very seriously,” says Janiya Wade of Newark, N.J. Janiya is a Business Major with a concentration in Management. She has a 3.1 GPA.  Janiya works on campus as a student assistant in the ASB Graduate Program office.

“I’m proud to have earned a spot on the Spring 2018 Dean’s List, and to have been inducted into the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society in the Spring 2018 as well. These accomplishments are a result of my hard work ethic and discipline.”

Janiya’s goal post graduation is to work for a media or entertainment company. “I want to put my degree to work, and also be a successful representative of women of color.”



2018 Recipients

Janiya Wade

“I take my education very seriously and it is something I am passionate about. I’m proud to be the first child in my family to graduate from college,” says Janiya Wade of Newark, N.J. Janiya is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Management. She has a 3.0 GPA.

Janiya works on campus as an office assistant in the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. “My goal post graduation is to work at a Fortune 500 company, preferably in Newark, because not only do I want to put my degree to work, I want to work in the very city I was born and raised.”


Sylvester Watkins III

Returning adult student Sylvester Watkins III is an Economics major. He has a 3.3 GPA. He attended Ramapo in the 1990s and has returned to complete his degree. Sylvester volunteers his time with the Black Student Union to assist those in need.  “Once I graduate I plan to give workshops and seminars on finance to underprivileged communities.”

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