SOAR Program Fall Update

Rare is the scholarly activity that is more intellectually rewarding than research; driven by inquiry, discovery unfolds for the student who practices independence, ethics, and grit, a principle feature: development of a skill set that will be continuously beneficial to all involved.

Annually, the SOAR program solicits student interest to work with VCSU faculty of their choosing on scholarly and creative works of significance, project effort estimated at 100 hours, remuneration $1,000 with an additional $250 allowed for research materials.

Interested students participate by identifying a faculty mentor to vet their ideas, develop a short proposal that is submitted to jurors who rank submissions using a scoring rubric, then if successful commit to working on their project for up to one year.

The SOAR process is competitive, the program sponsoring seventeen projects since its inception in 2014, and we continue to encourage more VCSU students to become Viking Scholars.