At Soka University of America, there are grants and scholarships available for students to assist with the costs of their education. These awards are provided by the university and do not require repayment. The grants and scholarships can be based on merit or financial need and have specific criteria and terms for renewal.
This year, all first-year students at Soka University have been fortunate enough to receive at least one institutional grant or scholarship. In addition, all continuing students who were eligible for need-based financial assistance have received a need-based scholarship or grant. Students can combine multiple institutional scholarships to cover expenses up to the cost of attendance. These scholarships are open to all students who qualify, including domestic, international, and Dreamers.
SUA is a private, liberal arts college located in Aliso Viejo, California. The university has a unique educational philosophy called the Soka Education, which emphasizes developing global citizens who are committed to contributing to society. The curriculum integrates interdisciplinary studies, service learning, and languages with a focus on peace, human rights, and the environment.
Students at SUA have a close-knit community and small class sizes, allowing for more personalized attention from faculty members. There are also numerous opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities, including clubs and organizations, cultural events, and community service projects. The campus is known for its beautiful scenery, with many green spaces and gardens.
Overall, students at SUA can expect a challenging and rewarding academic experience, a strong emphasis on community and service, and a supportive and inclusive environment.
The Soka Opportunity Grant is SUA’s need-based grant program and is awarded to students who qualify based on their application for financial aid. The Soka Opportunity Grant is a form of need-based financial aid and does not need to be repaid. Students who submit an application for financial aid are automatically considered for the Soka Opportunity Grant and must submit an application for financial aid each academic year to be considered.
The Soka Opportunity Grant may not exceed tuition each academic year and students are eligible for a maximum of 8 semesters of eligibility.