- Participating students prepare for the competition by completing an assigned reading that is chosen by the faculty lecturer for the competition.
Once on campus for the competition, students will attend a 45-minute presentation from the Presidential Scholarship Lecturer - Dr. Jeff Gundy. Students are encouraged to take notes during this lecture.
After the lecture, participants will have approximately 90 minutes to write an essay in response to a question provided on the topics of both the reading and the lecture. Students may use the assigned reading and notes taken during the lecture as reference when writing their essay.
- The reading for the 2017 competition will be sent to all registered participants in January 2017.
Choosing a winner
The two Presidential Scholarship Competition winners are chosen based on 3 criteria:
- Essay scored by two Bluffton University faculty members
Remember, all students that participate in the competition will receive an additional $1,000 annual scholarship to Bluffton. This is a total of $4,000 over four years.
After the competition
- After the students have turned in their essays they may continue on with the scheduled activities for the day.
Register to participate
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