About the Program
The New Opportunities at Hofstra Scholars 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 Scholars Program provides academic, financial and social support resources for students from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds who attend Hofstra University.
“If There is No Struggle, there is No Progress”
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
- Leadership Development Opportunities
- Academic and Professional Development Workshops and Seminars
- Multicultural Educational Experiences
- Financial Advisement
- Graduate School and Career Advisement
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.
Welcome from the Associate Dean & Director of NOAH
Welcome to the New Opportunities at Hofstra Scholars Program (NOAH). For more than half a century, NOAH has provided highly motivated and diverse scholars with access to transformational curricular and co-curricular learning experiences at one of the country’s finest postsecondary institutions.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Those famous words of civil rights pioneer and advocate Frederick Douglass capture the character and spirit of NOAH scholars, past and present. NOAH scholars are among the university’s most distinguished leaders on campus, advocates in their communities and successful alumni. Our ultimate goal is to help our talented students become change agents in their families, communities and the world.
Please feel free to explore our webpage or contact me directly if you have any questions.
Roosevelt Smith Jr.
Associate Dean & Director
New Opportunities at Hofstra Scholars Program
Roosevelt Smith Jr, Associate Dean\Director
Deysi M. Aguilar, Assistant Dean
Alejandra Arce, Assistant to the Director
Rhetta I. Bell, Mathematics
Lelithe Hyde, Critical Writing
Cliff Jernigan, NOAH Scholars Seminar
Lashera Smith, Critical Writing
Mukunda Tejada-Lewis, Mathematics
New Opportunities at Hofstra Scholars Program (NOAH)
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Admission & Financial Aid
Special admission programs, such as NOAH, were designed to meet the needs of students who have been systematically denied access to higher education.
- If admitted to Hofstra through the NOAH Program, will I be a regular Hofstra University student?
- Yes, all students admitted through the NOAH Program are Hofstra University students.
- Will I receive credit for Advanced Placement classes and college courses?
- Pre-collegiate courses that are eligible for consideration of college credit are evaluated by Admissions and Academic Departments upon a students' admission to Hofstra.
Pre-Freshman Summer Academy
- What is the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy? Do I have to participate?
- All students who are admitted to Hofstra University through the NOAH Program must participate in the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy (PFSA). The PFSA provides students with the opportunity to address academic needs, get a jump start on earning college credits and become acclimated to Hofstra University.
- Is there an orientation before the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy begins?
- Yes, the Student Parent Orientation is held prior to the beginning of the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy. The dates of the Orientation are provided for admitted students.
- How long is the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy?
- The Pre-Freshman Summer Academy is 5 weeks. It generally occurs from the first week in July through the first week in August of each year.
- Can I work while in the Pre-Freshman Summer Academy?
- The Pre-Freshman Summer Academy is very rigorous and will require that students devote a significant amount of their time to their studies. Therefore, students are not permitted to work during the Summer Academy.