The current membership of NHEOA is made up of individuals who work in educational opportunity programs across the state. These programs include:


Breakthrough Collaborative launches promising middle school students, particularly those with limited opportunities, on the path to college while inspiring high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

New Hampshire has one Breakthrough Collaborative program:

Breakthrough Manchester


Talent Search serves qualified individuals ages 11 to 27, providing advising and referral related to academic progress, career planning, postsecondary enrollment, and student financial assistance. Program staff encourage participants to complete high school and enroll in a postsecondary program, or encourage participants who have dropped out of secondary or postsecondary education to re-enroll.

New Hampshire has one statewide Talent Search program:

Educational Talent Search at the University of New Hampshire


Gear Up, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, provides service to a cohort of high-poverty middle and high school students and college scholarships to low-income students. 

New Hampshire has two Gear Up Programs:

Gear Up Manchester

Gear Up New Hampshire


Upward Bound programs serve high school students and veterans who are low income and first generation with year round academic tutoring and counseling, assistance with postsecondary preparation and enrollment, financial aid guidance, and summer programs consisting of academic and cultural enrichment.

New Hampshire has three Upward Bound Programs:

Upward Bound at Keene State College

Upward Bound Math-Science at Keene State College

Upward Bound at the University of New Hampshire


Student Support Services participants are enrolled college students who are from low-income families, first generation college students, or students with disabilities. Student Support Services programs seek to increase the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of participants.

New Hampshire has four Student Support Services programs:

SSS at Keene State College (Aspire)

SSS-STEM at Keene State College (Aspire)

SSS at Plymouth State University (PASS)

SSS at Saint Anselm College (TRIO Scholars) 

SSS at the University of New Hampshire (TRIO Scholars)


McNair Programs prepare low-income/first-generation and minority college undergraduates for entry into and completion of graduate programs, with a focus on the doctorate and a career in college teaching.

New Hampshire has one McNair Program:

McNair at the University of New Hampshire