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.
Loriane Ngarambe '14
High School: Eastridge High School, Irondequoit, NY
Major: Political Science
"HEOP is a program that invests in you. The advisors see something in you that makes them want to give you a chance. They provide you with all of the necessary resources and opportunities needed in order to succeed. HEOP gives you that added push of confidence when you feel overwhelmed and in over your head. HEOP is your home away from home. It is family, and family is always there for you. HEOP has helped me grow in more ways than I could have ever imagined and for that I will forever be grateful."