SRA SOAR First-year Program Application [2022 - 2023]
The SRA SOAR First-year Program engages college first-years to increase college persistence rates, graduation rates, and the obtainment of career-ladder jobs.
Applications for the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior SOAR Programs will be available in summer 2022.
Students in the SRA SOAR Program are matched with a virtual SRA advisor and placed in a small cohort of fellow first-years. Throughout the 11-month program from July 2022 - May 2023, students will participate in one or two virtual hangouts per month, which will guide students through topics like financial aid renewal, summer internship and job search, overcoming imposter syndrome, interviewing basics, and more!This program requires a time commitment of ~1.5-3 hours per month from July 2022 - May 2023.Dates and times of monthly virtual hangouts are to be determined. Applicants will submit availability after acceptance into the program.TIMELINEMarch 14, 2022: SOAR Program application opensJune 10, 2022: Application DUEWeek of July 11, 2022: Programming begins!
WHO CAN APPLY?Students entering their first year of college as a full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year college for the 2022-2023 school year is eligible to apply. Students in the SRA Rising Stars Program are not eligible to apply for the SOAR Program.
Applications for the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior SOAR Programs will be available in summer 2022.STIPEND INFORMATIONEach SOAR Scholar will be eligible to receive a total stipend of up to $600 upon fulfillment of program requirements ($100 at the end of the summer session in August 2022, $250 at the end of fall semester in December 2022, $250 at the end of spring semester in May 2023).Is this different from the Students Rising Above Rising Stars Program?Yes. The SRA Rising Stars Program is a five-year program that accepts applications from high school juniors in March of each year. Current students in the SRA Rising Stars Program are NOT eligible to apply for the SOAR Program.QUESTIONS?Read our Frequently Asked Questions page:SRA SOAR FAQ or email firstname.lastname@example.org