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 a cohort 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 john.kaup@furman.edu. 

To apply for the program follow the link below and click on the Online Scholarship Application link.  This will take you to the Admission’s Status Checker.  When you enter your username and password – you will then have access to all of the available scholarship applications (including the SOAR Scholarship).​

Application deadline: January 15th

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