NOAH Program Overview
The New Opportunities at Hofstra Program (NOAH) has provided highly motivated and diverse students with access to higher education at one of the country’s finest postsecondary institutions for nearly half a century. Initiated in 1964, NOAH served as the model for the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), an initiative supported by the New York State Education Department that provides academic, financial and social support resources for students from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds attending independent colleges and universities in the state. HEOP has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals since 1969.
As an accepted Hofstra University and NOAH/HEOP Scholar, you will be required to complete a five-week Pre-Freshman Summer Academy during the summer prior to your freshman year. The Pre-Freshman Summer Academy serves as the foundation for your success at Hofstra University.
Following the Summer Academy, NOAH Scholars receive a myriad of academic support, financial aid and educational enrichment opportunities throughout their academic career that include:
- Academic and personal counseling
- Academic and Professional Development workshops and seminars
- Financial advisement
- Multicultural Educational Experiences
- Graduate and Professional School Advisement
- Leadership Development Opportunities
If there is no struggle, there is no progress”, the famous words of civil rights pioneer and advocate Frederick Douglass captures the character and spirit of NOAH Scholars in the past and present. The NOAH Advantage is reflected in the success of NOAH Scholars. Our students are perennially among Hofstra’s most distinguished scholars, leaders and alumni.