Honors Program Awards Competition

February 5 – 6, 2016

Students will compete for the following:

  • Honors Trustee Scholarships – $10,000 *

Also, $500 scholarships, for the first year at Barton, will be awarded to all invited students in attendance, except for the winners of the 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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Students with SAT Critical Reading scores of 540 or higher (total score: 1100 or higher) or with ACT English scores of 24 or higher (total score: 24 or higher) 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.


Friday, February 5
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 and Disciples students for dinner and conversation.

7:30 p.m.
Presentations and Dessert Reception
Willis N. Hackney Library

Enjoy dessert while honors students present their research topics.

8:30 p.m.
Evening Activities for Students (optional)
Hamlin Student Center

Hang 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 6
Honors Competition

Attire: Interview/Professional

8:45 a.m.
Breakfast with the President
Barton-Graves House

Join 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.

In 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 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

Have 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 Hour

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

11:15 a.m.
Student Panel

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

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.