Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SBU hosting Scholars Day Feb. 9

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Charlotte Marsch, Director of Marketing and Communications

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University will host nearly 230 prospective students as they compete for scholarships and admission to the Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Program during the annual Scholars Day event Saturday, Feb. 9.

“We have invited the top-performing academic students from our admission pool to compete for additional academic scholarships,” said Darren Crowder, director of admissions. “We expect to have a total of about 600 people visiting our campus that day.”

Students must apply for participation in Scholars Day, and once on campus each student will be interviewed by a faculty panel and write an essay that will be used to determine scholarship winners. Scholarships awarded from Scholars Day will range from $500 to $2,500 per student, with three students receiving the J.R. Maupin Full-Tuition Scholarship.

The competition process also is used to determine placement in the Honors Program.

“Scholars Day is a wonderful opportunity for prospective, high-achieving students to see the ‘academic side’ of SBU and to interact with current students, staff, faculty, and administration,” said Allison Langford, assistant provost and director of the Honors Program.

Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.