VEOP

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 first generation college bound, 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 6,300 Vermonters and bring over $9 million annually to the state. These include:

  • Six Student Support Service programs that serve more than 1,300 college students.

  • Four Upward Bound programs serving 300 high school students statewide.

  • A statewide Talent Search program, assisting over 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.

 Staff and former participants of Vermont Educational Opportunity Centers, Vermont Talent Search and Upward Bound meet with Senator Patrick Leahy at his office in Washington D.C.

Staff and former participants of Vermont Educational Opportunity Centers, Vermont Talent Search and Upward Bound meet with Senator Patrick Leahy at his office in Washington D.C.

 
 NVU Lyndon Upward Bound Alums with Senator Bernie Sanders

NVU Lyndon Upward Bound Alums with Senator Bernie Sanders

 

In 2017-2018…

16

VEOP member programs

7,800

VEOP program participants

$5,000

Scholarships awarded to VEOP member participants