Honors Program Awards Competition

February 3 – 4, 2017

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.

* Winners of the Honors Trustee Scholarship are also eligible for Trustee Scholarship ($10,000) and, therefore, will receive a combined $20,000 award for a total of $80,000 over four years.


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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 is in addition to the Trustee 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
  • SAT Critical Reading scores of 540 or higher (total score: 1100 or higher) or ACT English scores of 24 or higher (total score: 24 or higher)


Friday, February 3
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 Disciples students for dinner and conversation.
7:30 p.m.
Presentations and Dessert Reception
Willis N. Hackney LibraryEnjoy dessert while honors students present their research topics.
8:30 p.m.
Evening Activities for Students (optional)
Hamlin Student CenterHang out with student ambassadors and current members of the Honors Program for a movie in the Hamlin Theater or for fun and games in the game room. Activities end at 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 4
Honors Competition

Attire: Interview/Professional

8:45 a.m.
Breakfast with the President
Barton-Graves HouseJoin Barton College’s President and First Lady for a continental breakfast at their residence, the Barton-Graves House.
9:15 a.m.
Departure for Campus

Students’ Schedule
9:30 a.m.

InterviewsIn a conversational small-group format, you will discuss current events, travel interests, and critical-thinking scenarios with faculty and current Honors students.

10:50 a.m.

Essay WritingUsing 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 HallJoin 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 CenterHave questions about academics, student life, or campus resources? Meet with college administrators to learn about each of these areas and much more.
10:45 a.m.

Coffee HourEnjoy a hot cup of coffee and mingle with administrators, students, admissions staff, and other parents.

11:15 a.m.

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

12:00 p.m.

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