An Early Commitment Scholarship Program
SOAR Virginia prepares eligible high school students across Virginia for success in post-secondary education through a combination of individual advising, encouragement and up to $2,000 in a Invest529 scholarship account. Established as a pilot program in 2010 and made permanent in 2015, SOAR Virginia further expands Virginia529’s mission to make higher education more affordable and accessible, especially to students who face financial obstacles.
Virginia529 partners with six community organizations to offer SOAR Virginia in one third of the districts across the Commonwealth, from Lee County in far Southwest Virginia to the Eastern Shore. The partners provide advisors who work one-on-one with students to implement SOAR Virginia’s objectives. This close relationship helps SOAR Virginia students reach higher, aspire for better futures and make their dreams take flight.