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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 $930,000 and more than 500 awards have been given to students in extreme financial need. Read about some of our past recipients.

Student Opportunity Award

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.

Submit a self nomination

Submit a 3rd party nomination
To nominate a student for the Student Opportunity Award committee to consider for a K-State Proud award, please email their name and eID to SOA@found.ksu.edu.

The SOA committee meets on a weekly basis. Please note: The committee will not be meeting the week of 11/22/15 due to Thanksgiving break.

If you have questions about the application process, please email SOA@found.ksu.edu.