FINANCIAL NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
These awards are targeted to students who have the lowest “expected family contribution” toward their education. Roughly 80% of SOU’s student population qualifies for federal financial aid, which indicates that many of the university’s students are supporting themselves through college or that they are first-generation college students. Need-based scholarships can be open to students pursuing any major or a specific major, depending upon a donor’s interest area. Financial need is the primary determining factor when making these awards.