High School Seniors: Apply to Scholars Weekend to compete for full or partial scholarships - Applications due Dec. 11th

Scholars Weekend


  1. First, you must apply for admissions to Regent University for Fall 2017. We must have your admissions application, official SAT/ACT scores and official high school transcripts, as well as your essay or personal statement in our office by Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  Please plan to take the SAT and/or ACT test in time to have your scores delivered to Regent BEFORE the January 4th deadline. Remember you will need to write an additional essay on a different topic for the Scholars Weekend application.
  2. You must also apply separately for Scholar's Weekend by Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Please click on the link below and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply for Scholars Weekend.
  3. You do NOT need to submit your SAT/ACT scores and transcripts more than once.  We will use the items you provide with both your application for admission and your Scholars Weekend application.

Selected students will be expected to visit the Virginia Beach campus, February 2-4, 2017. Registration will begin on Thursday evening, February 2nd, with optional attendance at our UnChapel Service.  Competitors must be in attendance starting Friday morning and for the duration of Friday through the closing banquet. We will end our time together Saturday morning.

During the competition, participants will meet with faculty and staff, tour our campus, interact with other students, interview with a panel of faculty and staff members and write an essay. Parents and students will be provided with on-campus accommodations at the Founder’s Inn and Spa.  The weekend includes an elegant banquet and the opportunity for the student to spend the night in our residence hall with a current Regent student.

  1. You must be an accepted student to Regent University for the fall semester 2017.  The admissions application must be complete before Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
  2. You must be a high school senior as of September 8, 2016.
  3. High school GPA, standardized test scores, submitted resume and essay will be reviewed and the top 25 students will be invited to attend the event.  In prior years, an invited student would typically have a GPA of 3.8 or better, a 1200 or above combined verbal and math SAT score, or a 28 composite ACT score or better. We highly encourage all students interested in Scholars Weekend and other scholarship opportunities to apply for admissions to Regent University.

All Scholars Weekend applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. A completed admissions application is required by Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

What are the eligibility requirements? What other scholarship opportunities are available?

Your Chance to Compete for Full Tuition Scholarships

Regent University College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the eleventh annual Scholars Weekend competition, February 2-4, 2017, where twenty-five students will be selected to receive a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year) and invited to compete for four full-tuition scholarships and one Dean’s Scholarship (full-tuition plus room). These are the largest scholarship awards available to incoming Regent students.

If you are invited, you and a parent or guardian will be our guests here on campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 2-4, 2017. You will have the opportunity to experience our academic programs, check out our community life and meet our expert faculty. Accommodations will be provided for you and your guest at our well-renowned hotel on campus, the Founders Inn Resort and Spa.

In order to participate in Scholars Weekend, you must be considered a high school senior as of September 8, 2016 and have been accepted for admission for Fall 2017 by January 4, 2017. While admissions acceptance is required in order to participate in Scholars Weekend, it does not obligate the applicant to attend Regent University. The Scholars Weekend competition application is a separate application process, which includes evaluating your ACT or SAT score, official high school transcripts, GPA, resume and essay. This scholarship application is due by January 4, 2017.

Apply today to secure your place. While we encourage all high school students to apply, only 25 of the best qualified applicants will be invited to this exclusive event.

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