Grant Programs

These programs provide academic and personal support services to students who display intellectual promise but whose preparation places them at a disadvantage in achieving academic success.

There are three such programs available at Cazenovia College:
  1. Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), is funded through a grant from the New York State Department of Education. To be eligible to participate in this program, a student must be a Summer College accepted student, a resident of the state of New York and one whose family income falls within established state guidelines.
  2. Project REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Achievement, Commitment and Honor) is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and is one of the federal TRIO Programs. First-generation students, students whose family income falls within established federal guidelines and individuals with documented disabilities are eligible to participate in this program. Project members can take advantage of tutoring, mentoring, academic counseling and advising, comprehensive career counseling services, and cultural events.
  3. College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is funded through a grant from the New York State Department of Education. It has been developed to assist undergraduate students in completing professional education programs of study that lead to licensure and to careers in scientific, technical and health-related fields. To be eligible to participate in this program, a student must be either a member of an under-represented minority or a student whose income falls within established state guidelines.
Primary components of these programs include counseling, academic support services, and/or financial aid and cultural enrichment activities. Each is integrated into a prescriptive, individualized program based on an analysis of academic needs and the student’s purpose in attaining an academic degree from Cazenovia College.