Funding Information - SOPHAS

    Special Graduate Funding Opportunities
    Graduate Opportunity Program

    The Graduate Opportunity Program provides tuition assistance to Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) program graduates undertaking graduate study at a participating State University of New York institution. 

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • New York State resident.
    • Participated in EOP, HEOP, or SEEK as an undergraduate.
    • Applied and admitted to a graduate degree program or graduate certificate program requiring 30 credits or more at the University at Albany as a full-time student.

    Apply: Upload a fully complete (signed by both you and your EOP, HEOP or SEEK Director) GOP Certification of Participation form. Please note the form is a fillable PDF and should be opened in Adobe Reader for full accessibility. 

    Deadline: February 15, 2022 is the priority deadline for the 2022-23 academic year, applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

    Please email with any questions. 

    Presidential Doctoral Fellowship for Research Training in Health Disparities
    Please submit the appropriate application essay to the head of the doctoral program to which you are applying and to the fellowship program at