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Welcome to the SOAR database

SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.


How to Use SOAR

Keyword Search

Enter any keyword or phrase, for example "public policy". The results will include all entries containing your keyword/phrase in the title or description. You may search using a keyword/phrase alone or in addition to selecting criteria from the drop down menus which are described below.

Drop Down Menus

To further refine your search, you may select criteria including an area of interest, your major, level of study, award period and award type. You may select one of these criteria, or all of them depending on the level of specificity you would like to use.  

In the "Major" drop down menu, you can select  "All Majors" to view opportunities that are open to all majors or you can search for opportunities specific to your current or intended major(s).


After you obtain search results, you may further refine your search by selecting one or more filters including opportunities for students with disabilities, non-U.S. students, under-represented minorities, or women.

Student Criteria

The "Student Criteria" box contains categories of funding opportunities by student-specific characteristics. Click on the category name to view a listing of opportunities open to students who meet these criteria.

Last Updated: 9/12/17