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Fairmont State Continues SOAR Award Events to Provide Student Scholarships Impact
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Fairmont State Continues SOAR Award Events to Provide Student Scholarships

Nov 11, 2021

Fairmont State University will continue its annual SOAR Award events to provide first-time freshmen admitted to the University a $500 annually renewable scholarship for up to four years. The SOAR Award opportunities were established in 2018 to assist students offset their educational costs as an institutional commitment to student achievement and success.

“More and more students and their families choose to join the Falcon Family because they know we put them first,” said Fairmont State University President, Mirta M. Martin. “These SOAR Awards allow more students to pursue a quality, affordable education, and they enable Fairmont State to transform more lives.”

The SOAR Awards scholarships may be renewed on a yearly basis, pending the fulfillment of academic requirements, for a potential total value of $2,000. To qualify for the scholarship, students must register for and attend one of the following events:

  • Wednesday, November 17 – Wheeling, WV
  • Tuesday, November 30 – Parkersburg, WV
  • Friday, December 3 – Fairmont, WV
  • Friday, January 28 – Inwood, WV
  • Saturday, January 29 – Washington D.C.
  • Thursday, February 3 – Canonsburg, PA
  • Tuesday, February 8 – Charleston, WV
  • Tuesday, February 22 – Beckley, WV
  • Saturday, February 26 – Fairmont, WV

During the SOAR Award sessions, future students will have the opportunity to meet President Dr. Mirta M. Martin, faculty members and recruitment representatives. The sessions will allow students to ask questions and learn more about the value of higher education, academic pathways and career opportunities as well as student life at Fairmont State.

“We look forward to visiting and engaging with our Future Falcons and their families to ensure their transition to college life is as seamless as possible,” said Fairmont State University Vice President for Student Success, Ken Fettig. “We are deeply committed to the success of our students throughout their entire college journey, from the first to final stages.” 

Prospective students planning to attend a session should apply beforehand at For more information regarding event times and locations or to register, visit

Soar AwardsStudent ScholarshipsFirst-Time FreshmenMirta MartinKen Fettig