The SOAR Awards

Maris Meyer, Reporter

Students around the state of West Virginia are going to be receiving scholarships from Fairmont State University in the SOAR awards.

The SOAR awards are a yearly event hosted where incoming students around the state are given $500 scholarships from different universities. This year is the third annual SOAR event and Fairmont State University will be sponsoring scholarships. During the first SOAR awards, in 2018, around 200 students received scholarships and the event has grown and expanded since then.

During these events prospective students will be able speak with recruitment staff as well as President Dr. Mirta Martin to answer any questions they may have about the admissions process. Mentors will also be available to answer any questions and provide information to the students on their specific areas of interest.

There will be seven SOAR events where scholarships are distributed. There will be five off campus and two on campus:

Kanawha Valley SOAR Event – February 10 at 5pm. Saint Albans, WV

Central WV (Campus) SOAR Event – February 11 at 5pm. Fairmont, WV.

Mid-Ohio Valley SOAR Event – February 13 at 5pm. Parkersburg, WV.

Southeastern WV SOAR Event – February 17 at 5pm. Oak Hill, WV.

Northern Panhandle SOAR Event – February 18 at 5pm. Wheeling, WV.

Central WV (Campus) SOAR Event – February 19 at 5pm. Fairmont, WV.

Eastern Panhandle SOAR Event – February 29 at 12:30pm. Inwood, WV.

For any prospective students that wish to or are planning on attending they should apply to Fairmont State University prior to the SOAR event that they decide to attend as well as RSVP. You can RSVP at by clicking on the event you are planning to attend.