SOAR Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 20
Award Deadline: Mar 10, 2024

SOAR Texas, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, seeks to mentor and support ‘first females,’ those young women who are the first in their family to pursue higher education or who have had to overcome significant challenges. Our goal is to provide scholarships opportunities and ongoing mentorship and relationship-building.    

It is not enough for us to celebrate current successes. We have to reach out to the next generation to help more women reach their potential because we believe that First Females will go on to do great things, and they will pay that forward to others that are reaching up.

The Scholarship and Mentoring Groups

Twenty students will be selected each year to receive a scholarship totaling $5,000. SOAR Scholars are eligible to reapply each year they meet all of the eligibility requirements. The recipient will also be invited to join a mentorship group. The groups will have two meetings a year (for which attendance is strongly urged, but not required), and several optional meetings throughout the year either in person or virtually, depending on location of the members. Our goal is that as new scholarship recipients are chosen each year, previous recipients will continue with their group. They will provide mentorship to the new recipients and continue to benefit from the ongoing relationships these circles will build.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Women who are a first-generation college or graduate student or have overcome significant challenges/obstacles on their educational journey.
  2. Enrolled full-time or accepted to begin full-time in the fall of 2023 at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  3. Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Demonstrate leadership abilities
  5. Demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence.
  6. Current Texas resident.

Applications are then reviewed by our scholarship committee, who consider family background, academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, community volunteer work, church service or work-employment; and strength of essays. The committee will pick finalists to present to the Board, and the Board will vote to pick the winners. 

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