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Student Opportunity Awards

Student Foundation allocates Student Opportunity Awards (SOAs) to K-State students. All SOA funds are raised through the K-State Proud student campaign. Since its beginning, more than $1,030,000 has been raised and more than 550 awards have been given to students in extreme financial need. Read about some of our past recipients.

Student Opportunity Awards

Student opportunity awards are allocated by a student allocations committee, in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance, to provide financial assistance for students who have demonstrated extreme financial need or those who need temporary financial assistance. Special consideration will be given to students whose future at K-State may be in jeopardy and to students who have exhausted all other forms of financial assistance. Students and faculty members are encouraged to nominate students in need, or students may nominate themselves. Applications are received online on a continuing basis and awards are allocated year round.

The SOA committee reviews applications on a weekly basis. During the Fall 2016 semester, this will take place on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Please allow 24-48 hours after that meeting time for a follow up communication regarding your SOA application.

Submit a self nomination

Submit a 3rd party nomination
To nominate a student for a Student Opportunity Award, please email their name and K-State email address to the SOA Committee.

If you have questions about the application process, please let us know.