HEOP at Nazareth College began in 1970, after the New York State Governor and Legislature approved a law to provide equal access to higher education for motivated New York state students who, because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend post-secondary educational institutions.
By implementing high-impact support services, we pride ourselves on developing our students into conscious, critical thinkers prepared for post-graduate and career opportunities. Click here for more about our support services.
To become a Nazareth College student through HEOP, you must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
Students are selected without regard to age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation
To apply to the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Nazareth College:
"I regard the HEOP not only as a great opportunity and blessing, but also as a chance to make a difference in the world. How will I make this difference? By giving my education my all and striving far beyond my limits."
French and legal studies major from Rochester, NY