Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) was created in 1969 by the New York State Legislature to help academically and economically disadvantaged New York residents gain access to the state's private colleges and universities.
For more than 40 years, HEOP has provided educationally and financially deserving students with academic, financial, personal and career counseling support in order to guide students toward educational success.
HEOP and its activities are supported by the New York State Education Department and St. John Fisher College.
Kassandra Cardona '15
High School: Foreign Language Academy of Global Studies, Bronx, NY
"Being an HEOP student has certainly been one of best things in my life. HEOP has given me the opportunity to continue my education at a private institution without the worry of financial burdens. It has also allowed me to grow to be an independent woman, thanks in part to a wonderful support network of adults and peers. I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity to continue my education at an institution that will fully prepare me for the many obstacles and successes I will be facing in the future. Behind every successful individual there is a support group; for me that group is HEOP."