EDUCATIONAL
OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
(EOP)

OUR PURPOSE

EOP believes that education should be a beacon of hope for all, regardless of economic circumstances. It is a transformative program experience designed to empower individuals from all backgrounds to achieve their dreams of higher education.

At SUNY Empire, EOP enriches the student experience, making it more flexible, accessible, and affordable. Our mission is clear: to open doors and to provide unwavering support to those who aspire to reach new heights through education. We understand that not everyone’s journey to higher education is the same, and that’s precisely why EOP at SUNY Empire exists.

KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • EOP Grant funding for ten semesters (contingent on eligibility)
  • The required Summer/Winter Institute, which includes a writing seminar to prepare First time freshman students with the college-level writing skills and practice to succeed in their first year and beyond.
  • Networking opportunities across the many SUNY EOPs, such as student ambassadorship, and prestigious awards.
  • The potential opportunity to have their graduate education funded at participating SUNY institutions if they complete their undergraduate program with EOP.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

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Academic
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Assistance

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Coaching

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Loaner

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Needs

Eligibility:

First-time freshmen and opportunity program transfer students (EOP/HEOP/College Discovery/SEEK) who are financially eligible. New York State residency required.