Disciples Honors Awards Competition

February 2 – 3, 2018

Your heritage as a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is important to Barton College. More than likely, the Christian Church (DOC) contributed to your identity and the choices you have made. You now stand at the watershed of new opportunities, and your connection to the Christian Church can continue to thrive.


After you register for the Disciples Honors Competition, we will contact you with an essay prompt centering on your DOC identity. Your essay will be submitted prior to Scholars’ Weekend and used as a catalyst for conversation at the Saturday breakfast. The Disciples Honors Competition will be an opportunity to celebrate your Disciples of Christ heritage, meet other DOC students, and learn how your DOC identity is celebrated at Barton College.

If you have any questions, you may contact your admissions counselor at enroll@barton.edu or at 800-345-4973, or you may contact David Finnegan-Hosey, chaplain, at chaplain@barton.edu or at 800-345-4973 x6368.

Scholarships and Criteria

DOC students will compete for the following awards:

  • Disciples Honors Scholarship – $3,000
    Criteria: 3.2 GPA; 1100 SAT (520 Verbal) or 24 ACT
  • Distinguished Disciples Award – $2,000
    Criteria: 3.0 GPA; 1000 SAT or 21 ACT


Honors Weekend Opening Session

Attire: Dress Casual

5:00 p.m.
Campus Tour (optional)
Begins at the Admissions Office in Harper HallThis is a great opportunity for students and parents to tour campus with a student ambassador if you have not done so already.
6:00 p.m.
Hardy Alumni Hall
6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Evening Social
Hardy Alumni HallJoin members of the Barton community and current Honors and DOC students for dinner and conversation.
9:00 p.m.
Evening Activities for Students (optional)
Hamlin Student CenterHang out with student ambassadors and DOC students for a movie in the Hamlin Theater or for fun and games in the game room. Activities end at 11 p.m.
Disciples Honors Competition
8:00 a.m.
Hardy Alumni Hall (upper level), Trustee RoomJoin Dr. Rod Werline, the Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies, and the Reverend Jamie Eubanks, chaplain, as well as other DOC students for breakfast in the Trustee Room to discuss the essays you submitted.
9:15 a.m.
Departure for Bell Tower
9:30 a.m.

Join Your Program
Students who also qualified for the Honors Program may now join those programs in progress. Parents and the remaining students may join the Parents’ Program listed below.

Parents’ Schedule
9:30 a.m.
Question and Answer Session
The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing CenterHave questions about academics, student life, or campus resources? Meet with college administrators to learn about each of these areas and much more.
10:30 a.m.

Student Panel
Meet our students and ask them questions about life at Barton College.

11:00 a.m.

Coffee Hour
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee while speaking with various faculty members, or tour our beautiful campus with a student ambassador.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch with Students and Parents
Join your student and other families for lunch and a special presentation to conclude the event.