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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 $1.4 million has been raised and more than 900 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. Students may fill out the application linked below, sign the form electronically and upload it here. When submitting an application, students should include that they give permission to share their financial information with the committee.

Submit a self-nomination

Submit a self-nomination (International student)

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 email us at SOA@found.ksu.edu.