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Soar Scholarship 2021 is now accepting applications

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

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 follow the link below and fill out the application. The application can also be printed and mailed to Soar Scholarship 3003 Park 16th Moline, IL 61265. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. CT on April 15th, 2021.  Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 15th, 2021 and received by no later than 5 p.m. CT on April 19th, 2021.

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 in May 2021.

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 2021;
  • Planning to pursue further education and/or training after high school.
  • Must be 16 or old to enter. If Under 18, I acknowledge I have received permission from a parent or guardian to enter this contest.

To fill out the application online click here.

To print out the application and mail your entry form click here.

To learn more about the Soar Scholarship and Sedona Group, please click here.

For complete contest rules, click here.