Honors Program Awards Competition

February 6, 2021

Students will compete for the following:

  • Two Full-Tuition Scholarships*
  • Two Honors Trustee Scholarships – $10,000
  • Two Honors Council Scholarships – $5,000

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

* The Full-Tuition Scholarship will be awarded in lieu of the merit scholarship. All other scholarships will be in addition to merit scholarships.

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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 and Honors Council Scholarship are in addition to the merit-based awarded scholarship, and both are renewable when the student maintains at least a 3.30 GPA and remains in the Honors Program.

  • Unweighted High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • 1200 SAT or ACT 24 (Waved because of COVID-19)


The 2021 Scholars Weekend competition will be presented online through Zoom. At the event, you will attend a special class presented by Barton faculty. Following this you will participate in interview sessions conducted by Barton faculty, staff, and current Honors Program students. These interviews will be small groups of two or three people and are designed to probe your critical thinking skills, test some of your knowledge of yourself, and evaluate how you process information. You will receive pertinent information a week before the event. This will include materials you will need to read for the class and a list of current event topics with which you will familiarize yourself. You are encouraged to use a laptop or desktop computer instead of a mobile device.


Saturday, February 6, 2021
9 a.m. – Official Welcome
9:30 a.m. – Competition Begins (class activity and interviews) *
12:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

* During the Competition, parents and guests will have additional programming to learn about Barton College and the Honors Program, as well as opportunities to tour campus and meet with staff members. Parents will need to participate with a separate device.