Scholars Weekend

Scholars Weekend

Your Chance to Compete for Full-Tuition Scholarships

The application for Scholars Weekend 2020 is now closed.

Regent University College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the 15th Annual Scholars Weekend competition, February 6-8, 2020, where top scholars are invited to campus to compete for exclusive full and partial scholarships, which includes our Dean’s Scholarship (full tuition plus room). These are the largest scholarship awards available to incoming Regent students. Last year we awarded over $1 million in scholarships from this weekend alone!*

If you are invited, you and a parent or guardian will be our guests here on campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia on February 6-8, 2020. 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 during your time at Scholars Weekend.

In order to participate in Scholars Weekend, you must be considered a high school senior as of September 6, 2019 and have been accepted for admission for Fall 2020 by January 4, 2020. 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, SAT or CLT score, high school transcript, GPA, résumé and essay. This scholarship application is due by January 4, 2020.

Apply today to secure your place. While we encourage all high school students to apply, invitations to Scholars Weekend are extremely competitive and spots are limited.

View a listing of other scholarship opportunities.

*Scholarship amounts vary from year to year



  1. First, you must apply for admission and be accepted to Regent University for the Fall 2020 semester. We must have your admissions application as well as your essay or personal statement in our office by Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Please plan to take the SAT, ACT and/or CLT 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 Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).
  3. You do NOT need to submit your SAT/ACT/CLT 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 6-8, 2020. Registration will begin on Thursday evening, February 6th, 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 on Thursday and Friday nights during the scholarship competition. 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 2020. The admissions application must be completed before Saturday, January 4, 2020.
  2. You must be a high school senior as of September 6, 2019.
  3. High school GPA, standardized test scores, submitted résumé and essay will be reviewed and the selected top scholars will be invited to attend the event. In prior years, an invited student would typically have a GPA of 3.7 or better, an SAT score range between 1150 and 1600, or an ACT score range between 24 and 36. 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 Saturday, January 4, 2020. A completed admissions application is required by Saturday, January 4, 2020.

  • Applicant must be a high school senior with senior status obtained no later than September 6, 2019.
  • Applicant must have a completed application for admission for the Fall 2020 term submitted to Regent University by January 4, 2020, including latest high school transcripts and SAT/ACT/CLT scores. Please plan to take the SAT/ACT/CLT test(s) in time to have your scores delivered to Regent BEFORE the January 4th deadline.
  • You must submit your application for Scholars Weekend by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • You do not need to submit your SAT/ACT/CLT scores, transcripts, or essay a second time. Remember you will need to write an additional essay on a different topic for the Scholars Weekend application.
  • Attendance at Scholars Weekend is mandatory to be eligible for Scholars Weekend scholarship consideration.
  • Regent reserves the right to make all decisions relative to scholarship invitations and scholarship awards. Once scholarship awards are made, decisions are final and criteria used to make scholarship decisions will remain confidential.
  • Application to Scholars Weekend does not guarantee invitation to the event. Those invited to attend the Scholars Weekend event will receive a formal invitation via postal mail and email.
  • Scholarship winners will be required to be an on-campus student.