SOAR Scholars Program

(Science Opportunities, Activities, and Resources)

SOAR Scholars is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded scholarship program at Furman University that provides tuition assistance (up to a maximum of $10,000/year) to three cohorts of entering freshman who intend to major in chemistry or biology, show strong academic merit, demonstrate significant financial need and have exhibited a passion for science beyond the classroom. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, and recipients are expected to fully participate in all program activities including a pre-college, STEM-focused orientation program (SAFE Passage).

2013 ​SOAR Scholars (Class of 2017)

  • Taylor Ammons (Greer, SC)
  • Marion Baker (Canton GA)
  • Martin Gillan (Blythewood, SC)
  • Charlotte Levering (Richmond, VA)
  • Ian McCraw (Greenville, SC)​
  • Daniela Mesa (Greer, SC)
  • Erica Williams (Conyers, GA)
  • Neely Wood (Signal Mountain, TN)​

2012 SOAR Scholars (Class of 2016)

  • Ann Awadalla (Greenville, SC)
  • Michael Turlington (Mars Hill, NC)
  • Tre Wheat (Atlanta, GA)
  • Timothy Williams (Clinton, SC)

For additional details about the SOAR program please contact Dr. John Kaup (SOAR Program Coordinator) at 864.294.3773 or

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