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 since the program's inception in 1964. Today, the NOAH Program provides academic, financial and social support resources for students from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds who attend Hofstra University.

As an accepted Hofstra University and NOAH scholar, you will be required to complete a free five-week Pre-Freshman Summer Academy prior to entering Hofstra in the fall. The Pre-Freshman Summer Academy serves as the foundation for your success at Hofstra University.

Following the Summer Academy, NOAH scholars receive ongoing academic support, financial aid and educational enrichment opportunities throughout their time at Hofstra, including:

  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Academic and Professional Development workshops and seminars
  • Tutoring
  • Financial advisement
  • Multicultural Educational Experiences
  • Graduate school and career advisement
  • Leadership Development Opportunities

The famous words of civil rights pioneer and advocate Frederick Douglass, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress," captures the character and spirit of NOAH scholars. The NOAH advantage is reflected in the success of NOAH scholars, who are perennially among Hofstra's most distinguished alumni.

“If there is no struggle,
there is no progress”
-Frederick Douglass