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Fairmont State continues to provide abundant scholarship opportunities with SOAR events

SOAR AwardsFairmont State University continues its commitment to accessible education by once again hosting the annual SOAR Award Scholarship events. These events will be taking place periodically from November until February throughout the state of West Virginia, with one event taking place in Pennsylvania.

The SOAR Awards provide those who attend with a $500 per academic year scholarship for up to four academic years, totaling $2,000. To qualify for the scholarship students must be incoming first-time freshmen who plan to attend Fairmont State, and attend one of eight SOAR scholarship events.

“We are extremely happy that we can continue to offer the SOAR Scholarship to incoming Falcons,” said Interim Vice President of Student Success Alicia Kalka. “Fairmont State is committed to making higher education affordable and accessible and we pride ourselves on being one of the most affordable schools within West Virginia for both in and out-of-state students.”

The 2023-2024 SOAR Award Ceremonies will take place at the following locations and dates:

Inwood, WV SOAR Awards
Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m.
Inwood, WV

Parkersburg, WV SOAR Awards
Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m.
Parkersburg, WV

Fairmont, WV SOAR Awards
Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m.
Fairmont, WV

Canonsburg, PA SOAR Awards
Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m.
Canonsburg, PA

Wheeling, WV SOAR Awards
Tuesday, January 30 at 6 p.m.
Wheeling, WV

Charleston, WV SOAR Awards
Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m.
Charleston, WV

Beckley, WV SOAR Awards
Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m.
Beckley, WV

Fairmont, WV SOAR Awards
Saturday, February 24 at 6 p.m.
Fairmont, WV


In addition to receiving the SOAR Scholarship, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with campus leadership, faculty and staff. This will allow students to ask important questions and learn valuable information as they begin their higher education journey.

“I believe in the value of a college education, and being able to make that more affordable for our students is important to me as the President of Fairmont State,” said Dr. Mike Davis. “With these scholarship events, we hope to alleviate some of the financial responsibility students have so that they can focus more on succeeding and achieving their goals.”

Prospective students planning to attend a session should apply beforehand. For more information regarding event times and locations or to register, visit the SOAR Award Scholarship page.