Vermont Educational Opportunity Programs is a professional organization actively working to ensure equal access to and success in higher education for Vermont students. Our students are often the first generation in their families to attend college, are from low- to moderate-income families, are underrepresented, or are individuals with disabilities.
Vermont currently has 14 different Educational Opportunity Programs. Collectively, these federally-funded programs serve over 6,600 Vermonters and bring almost $10 million annually to the state. These include:
Five Student Support Service programs that serve more than 1,100 college students.
Five Upward Bound programs serving 360 high school students statewide.
A statewide Talent Search program, assisting 1,000 middle and high school students.
The Vermont GEAR UP program, working with more than 2,600 low-income middle and high school students across the state.
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), advising more than 1,700 adults statewide annually.
Ronald E. McNair Scholars program, helping undergraduate students pursue graduate education.
VEOP members also include Upward Bound programs at SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Adirondack in neighboring New York.
VEOP member programs
VEOP program participants
Scholarships awarded to VEOP member participants