Competition schedule

The schedule for the 2016 event will be confirmed at a later date, but will be similar to last year's schedule.

Saturday, Jan, 24, 2015

8:45 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast
9:15 a.m. Welcome with Dr. James Harder, president
9:45 a.m. Presidential Scholarship Competition faculty lecture
10:45 a.m. (Students) Essay writing
  (Parents) Academics, admissions, financial aid and student panel
12:30 p.m. Student & family luncheon

Faculty showcases (optional)
-- "You, too, Can Sing" with Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle
-- "Leadership: It's All About Relationships" with Dr. Karen Klassen Harder

-- "Constructing (and De-Constructing) Mazes" with Dr. Darryl Nester

1:45-2:45  Academic & Information Fair with dessert
3 p.m.

Campus tours (optional)

The following are available at the end of the day for interested students:

-- Music scholarship auditions (for interested music students)

-- Natural and applied science scholarship interviews (for qualified science students)


We look forward to your participation in all of the events planned for the competition. We recognize some students and families have already been on campus for a campus tour. For those students, feel free to leave after the faculty showcases.

If there is something else you would like to do while on campus, please let us know. We will be glad to do our best in accommodating your request.


Students interested in auditioning for a music major scholarship or music ensemble scholarship should complete the online music scholarship application prior to the competition. The music department will contact you with additional information. 


Students that qualify to interview for the Natural and Applied Science scholarships should contact their admissions counselor to schedule a time to interview with the science department.