Academic Initiatives

Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG2)

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG2) is funding to support our communities through healthcare training and education.

Who is eligible to seek HPOG2 support?

TANF recipients and 200% (or below) poverty level individuals

Who will receive HPOG2 support?

All eligible participants will go through an intake process by a Community Action partner.  The grant is part of a national study and applicants will be selected by lottery.  Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in the study.

What kinds of healthcare training and education will be available?

• Non-credit training (home health aide, personal care aide, certified nurses aide and others)
• ​College credit programs (pre-nursing, nursing, substance abuse services and others)
• Many other support services (tutoring, skills assessment, goal setting, job placement, job retention and more) to remove barriers to success

What can I do now?

Download the HPOG 2 interest form.

Or speak with an HPOG staff member at SUNY Adirondack:

Lauren Wickizer, LMSW
Assistant Director of Healthcare Initiatives
Washington Hall, Room 135
640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY  12804
518.681.5627 or

Who is involved with this grant?

The Upstate Partnership for Healthcare Pathways (UPHP), with the following organizations:

  • Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) – Lead Agency

  • Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP)

  • Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)

  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC)

  • SUNY Adirondack

The Health Profession Opportunity Program (HPOG) is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. This document was supported by Grant90FX0054 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through Schenectady County Community College. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.


Student-Athlete Advising Program

At SUNY Adirondack, we don’t just care about our athletes’ performances on the field and the court. We created the Student-Athlete Advising Program to help our star athletes become star students.

Through advising specifically designed to meet the demands of an athlete’s schedule, our Student-Athlete Advising program gives students the support they need to balance athletic and academic responsibilities.

The SUNY Adirondack coaches and staff are committed to developing competitive athletic teams and successful students through one-on-one mentoring.

More than 95% of the college’s student-athletes meet or exceed the standards of academic progress to remain eligible to play as a Timberwolf.


Student-Athlete Advising Program
Warren Hall
640 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804

Educational Opportunity Program

The State University of New York’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and additional financial aid to students who show promise for succeeding in college. 

Upward Bound

TRiO Upward Bound is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education to accompany high school students on the path to developing the skills and motivation necessary to graduate from high school, move on to college and to succeed. Students in Upward Bound are either income eligible or from families in which neither parent/guardian holds a 4-year college degree. Learn more about Upward Bound at SUNY Adirondack.