Approximately 300 students and more than 400 parents attended Scholarship Weekend at Oglethorpe University, where the future Petrels participated in seminars and competed for full-tuition scholarships through presentations and interviews.
Students were selected to attend the annual competition by the Admission Office, and nominated based on academic credentials, extra-curricular activities, leadership experience, a personal essay and recommendations.
“Each year, we have welcomed a more diverse and higher caliber group of students to Scholarship Weekend,” said Whitney Lewis, director of admission. “This year, we will have welcomed scholars from 25 states and four countries. I am continually amazed and humbled by the passion, maturity and critical engagement demonstrated by the students I meet.”
Throughout the weekend, students competed for full-tuition awards, including the James Edward Oglethorpe (JEO) Scholarship and Hammack Business Scholarship. In addition to the chance to earn a full-tuition award, all students who participated in the weekend will receive a renewable, annual merit award of at least $18,000.
A second Scholarship Weekend will take place February 21-22, 2020, when selected students will have the opportunity to compete for the OU Theatre Scholarship and the Civic Engagement and Service Scholarship, both of which are also full-tuition awards.