COPE Support Services

The Office of Canisius' Opportunity Programs for Education (COPE) is responsible for administering two very different and distinct programs: The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and Martin Luther King Scholarship/Grant (MLK). The two programs are designed to offer educational opportunities as well as to provide academic and financial support.

The Office of Canisius' Opportunity Program for Education extends educational opportunities and provides supportive services to assist students with achieving their fullest academic potential. Enrolling at Canisius will offer students the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate education of the highest quality, to experience the Canisius tradition and heritage, and to begin the road to success in a career of choice. Since the curriculum is intellectually stimulating and challenging, COPE provides assistance and support to the motivated student to achieve his/her goals. 

Higher Educational Opportunity Programs (HEOP)

The program is designed for students who, based on high school academic performance , have the potential for and interest in pursuing college level study, but do not meet the regular admission requirements of the college.

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Academic Talent Search

This program is designed to identify youths with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake a program of postsecondary education.

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Leadership Opportunities

There are many opportunities for those looking for leadership opportunites with COPE, HEOP and related programs.

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MLK Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Dr. martin Luther King Jr.'s dedication to peace and equality. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their past academic performance, a written essay, their personal achievements, their involvement in community service and their commitment to the ideals of Dr. King.

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Additional Support Services

Other services include tutoring, counseling, and developmental/remedial courses.

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