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Providing an avenue for admission and support for eligible students who have not yet reached their academic potential due to educational or economic barriers.  

Turning barriers into opportunities.

The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a multifaceted academic and student enrichment program for students who have demonstrated their potential to academically and personally succeed at UB, despite economic or social barriers.

Our goal has been, and will continue to be, to increase the number of students from first generation, historically underrepresented and low-income populations who enter graduate and professional programs. We strive to develop academic, scientific, business, political and community leaders from diverse backgrounds, and work to ensure the academic excellence and graduation of all EOP-eligible students. Our alumni have achieved leadership roles in their civic, community and professional lives.

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Visit the UB Giving website and search for EOP Fund to make your donation.

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Check your eligibility.

Learn about eligibility requirements for:  

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Apply to our summer program.

The Summer Bridge experience assists EOP students with the transition to UB. Participation in this program is mandatory.

Students studying in fall 2020.

Academic intervention and student support.

EOP encourages and promotes academic achievement and excellence.

Durand Scholarship

The Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand Scholarship (Durand Scholarship) provides financial support to students matriculated in the Graduate School of Education or in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. Learn more about the Durand Scholarship. You may also make a donation to the scholarship fund.