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SOAR Scholarship 2020 - Deadline Extended to May 1st

Sedona Group invites high school seniors to apply for this year's SOAR Scholarship Contest
Credit: WQAD

2020 Soar Winners 

Ethaniel Dies Davenport, IA

Seth Hoffman Muscatine IA

Brian Forret Calamus, IA

The Sedona Group believes that supporting young adults in their education and training after high school is a key part of keeping our workforce and community competitive.

That is why they have partnered with WQAD News 8 to recognize outstanding high school seniors through our S.O.A.R. Scholarship program.

We are looking for seniors that best exemplify the S.O.A.R. characteristics.

S – Strength of character
O – 
Optimism – predictions for future success and where will you be making a difference
Achievement in academics and volunteerism
RResolve shown when faced with an adversarial situation

Three high school seniors will be selected to each receive a $5000 scholarship to be used towards further education and training.

Applicants must fill out the application attached.  The application can also be filled out online in the Contest section of WQAD.COM.  Deadline is 11:59 p.m. CT on May 1st, 2020.  Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 28th, 2020 and received by no later than 5 p.m. CT on May 4th, 2020.

A panel of judges will select our three winners.  Three winners will be contacted and featured in a story to air on WQAD News 8 sometime in May 2020.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in WQAD viewing area.
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma in spring 2020;
  • Planning to pursue further education and/or training after high school.

For complete contest rules, click here.

For a PDF of the application, click here.