Academic Scholar Days

Join us Feb. 2.

Students admitted to Central College who have earned a cumulative 3.4 GPA OR a 23 ACT/1130 SAT (with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and ACT of 20/1030 SAT) are invited to participate in Scholar Days to earn an additional $500 to $2,000 Trustee Scholarship, a full-tuition Kuyper Scholarship or a $30,000 Pella Rolscreen Scholarship.

To be considered, you must be admitted prior to attending.

Your Interview: Tell Us Who You Are!

We want to get to know you better — and for you to get to know us, too. To achieve a great interview, come prepared to tell us about yourself, your academic and extracurricular interests, and your interest in Central College. You’ll be talking with a current Central student and professor, and the interview will last 20 minutes.

Your Essay: What Do You Think?

While you’re here, we’ll ask you to write an essay on “Tourists and Travelers” and answer this prompt:

The narrator of “Tourists and Travelers” is a Central College student about halfway through her semester of study in London, England, where she begins to reflect on how her experience has changed her. Write an essay about a time you found yourself reevaluating a role you’d learned to play or reflecting on the impact of something you’d learned on your identity, as Rebecca Preston does in “Tourists and Travelers.” How does your own experience parallel or diverge from Preston’s? Integrate specific examples from her essay to illustrate connections or contrasts between her narrative and your own experience.

You will not be allowed to bring notes to the Academic Scholar Day event, but you are encouraged to think about how you will craft your essay prior to Scholarship Weekends.

Your Problem Solving and Logic Test: How Do You Think?

Our logic problem is designed for you to show your analytical thinking ability. You can review a sample logic problem online — this lets you know what to expect. You will have 40 minutes to complete this component.


8:30 a.m. Registration and meet with Central faculty: Graham Conference Center
9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:30 a.m. Students: Interview, essay, logic/problem solving – Roe Center
9:30 a.m. Parents: Alumni and current parent panel discussions – Maytag Student Center
12:15 p.m. Scholar Luncheon: Graham Conference Center
1:30 p.m. Central Awards appointments and optional tours

Central Awards of up to $1,500 are also available to all students, majors and non-majors. Central Awards are renewable for up to four years. Students may receive one Central Award in addition to their academic scholarship. Kuyper and Pella Rolscreen scholarship recipients are not eligible for Central Awards.

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