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NGU Hosts Scholars Weekend For Top Student Prospects

Posted on: February 5, 2024
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC (February 5, 2024) Sixty-six prospective students competed for North Greenville University’s (NGU) highest merit scholarships during Scholars Weekend in Tigerville.

The invitation-only event was held January 26-27 and featured interviews with faculty, staff, and alumni; campus tours; a facilitated group discussion; and a dinner with NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr.

“Scholars Weekend is an important part of our academic calendar,” President Fant said. “It provides us with an opportunity to build relationships and connect with some very bright students that will soon be joining us and continuing the tradition of academic excellence on our campus. We are excited to see what God has in store for this group students as they become the transformational leaders we know they will be.”

“Scholars Weekend is a great event,” added Katie Lynn Marshall, director for traditional admissions at NGU. “It’s a big deal to the students and their families, who are invited to attend. It’s an opportunity for students to come and put their best foot forward, with the hope that they’ll be chosen to receive one of our top awards.”

As a group, the candidates maintained an average weighted GPA of 4.9, an average ACT score of 29 and an average SAT score of 1300.

“They are all bright and well-accomplished,” Marshall said. “It was neat hearing each of their stories and seeing how they each contributed to conversations throughout the weekend.”

As part of the competition, the students were asked to put their skills to the test through participation in a collaborative group project.

“The students who come to Scholars Weekend are always excellent, and the event is designed to highlight their individual achievements, interests, and desires,” said Dr. Nathan Finn, executive director for NGU’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. “We felt like it would be helpful to put these high-achieving students into groups where they must collaborate with others to accomplish a creative task. The group projects turned out to be a smashing success. The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive, with several of them noting it was their favorite part of the event.”

The students competed to receive NGU’s most prestigious academic awards, including several full-ride scholarships designed to allow recipients to graduate debt-free.

“We don’t take this process lightly, and we know the scholarships will help set the selected students up for success as they begin their journey at North Greenville,” Marshall said. “We’re honored to have been able to spend the weekend with such a wonderful group of young men and young women and can’t wait for them to join us at NGU this fall.”

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