Honors Program Awards Competition

February 2 – 3, 2018

Students will compete for the following:

  • Honors Trustee Scholarships – $10,000 *
  • Honors Council Scholarships – $2,500
  • Endowed Scholarships – varying amounts

Also, $500 scholarships, for the first year at Barton, will be awarded to all invited students in attendance, except for the winners of the Honors Trustee Scholarships.

Invitees, Register Here

Did you receive an invitation to participate? Great! We look forward to seeing you!

Register Here


Accepted students who meet the following criteria are invited to attend an on-campus scholarship competition in order to be considered for one of these awards. The Honors Trustee Scholarship is in addition to the merit-based awarded scholarship, and both are renewable when the student maintains at least a 3.25 GPA and remains in the Honors Program.

  • Unweighted High School GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • 1170 SAT or ACT 24


Honors Weekend Opening Session

Attire: Dress Casual

5:00 p.m.

Campus Tour (optional)

Begins at the Admissions Office in Harper Hall

This 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 Hall

Join members of the Barton community and current Honors students for dinner and conversation.

Honors Competition

Attire: Interview/Professional

8:45 a.m.

Breakfast with the President

Join the President and First Lady of Barton College for a continental breakfast at the Barton-Graves House before beginning the day.

9:15 a.m.

Departure for Campus

Students’ Schedule

9:30 a.m.


In a conversational small-group format, you will discuss current events, emotional intelligence, and critical-thinking scenarios with faculty and current Honors students.

10:50 a.m.

Essay Writing

Using our campus computer labs, you will write an essay on a given topic to demonstrate your ability to craft, organize, and explain your thoughts and opinions.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch with Students and Parents

Hardy Alumni Hall

Join your parents and fellow students for lunch and a special presentation to conclude the event.

Parents’ Schedule

9:30 a.m.

Question and Answer Session

The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center

Meet with college administrators to learn about academics, student life, campus resources, and much more.

10:00 a.m.

Honors Presentation

Join the director of the Whitehurst Family Honors Program to hear about the features of the honors student experience.

11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee while taking a student-led tour, mingling with other parents, or meeting individually with an admissions counselor.