Some of the nation's most gifted high school students will be on campus this week for the second of two Presidential Scholarship Interview Weekends. The students will visit SLU Thursday Feb. 24, through Saturday, Feb. 26, to interview for a Presidential Scholarship, which provides full tuition for four years.
Faculty and staff are urged to help welcome these special visitors and their families to campus.
Candidates for the prestigious award begin arriving on Thursday, Feb. 24, for an optional overnight stay in the residence halls.
Friday, attendees will attend a class and will have lunch with current presidential scholars. In addition, the candidates can opt to take a fun trolley tour of the city that includes the Central West End and Busch Stadium or an expansive tour of the SLU campus, including such must-see spots as Chaifetz Arena and St. Francis Xavier College Church.
At 6:15 p.m., the weekend will officially kick-off with the President's welcome reception, giving interviewers an informal opportunity to meet the candidates. The reception will be held in the atrium of the John Cook School of Business.
Saturday, leaders from the St. Louis community as well as University alumni will join current presidential scholars and SLU faculty and staff in interviewing the finalists. The division of enrollment and retention management would like to thank everyone who volunteered to be an interviewer.
This is the second of the two Presidential Scholarship Weekends During both weekends, approximately 500 high school students will interview for the award.
About Presidential Scholars
In order to qualify for a Presidential Scholarship, students must score a 30 on the ACT and achieve a cumulative 3.85 grade point average.
In addition to lofty academic credentials, potential Presidential Scholars must demonstrate extensive leadership and outreach qualities.
For more information about the award, visit the office of admission website.