Scholarship Competition – Asbury University
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Scholarship Competition

January 18-19 and February 1-2, 2024

Scholarship Competition is an invitation-only event for our distinguished academic students who qualify to compete for our top merit scholarships. In addition to competing for scholarships, students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the academic, spiritual and social life at Asbury while connecting with future classmates and professors.

  • Scholarship Competition #1: January 18-19, 2024
  • Scholarship Competition #2: February 1-2, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is invited to attend?

Students who have been awarded Governor’s or Presidential scholarships are invited to attend. In order to be awarded one of these scholarships, students must meet any of the following criteria:

  • minimum of 3.9 weighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (Note: Asbury recalculates weighted GPA)
  • attendance at Governor’s Scholars
  • National Merit Semi-finalist

If you have been invited to this event, you can use your login information to register.

What scholarships will be rewarded as a result of the competition?

Students will have the opportunity to receive one of four John Wesley Hughes Scholarships (equal to 100% of tuition) or one of twenty Henry Clay Morrison Scholarships (equal to 65% of tuition). All scholarship competitors who do not receive the Hughes or Morrison scholarships will automatically receive a $2,000 yearly scholarship, totaling $8,000 over four years, for attending the event. The Hughes and Morrison scholarships will replace the Governor’s or Presidential scholarships previously awarded.

Why are there two Scholarship Competitions?

The two competitions are identical in structure. We host two so that you can pick the one that best fits your schedule.

What are my housing options?

Students are invited to stay on campus and get the real college experience in one of Asbury’s residence halls. Please note that if you choose to stay overnight on campus, you may be sleeping on the floor in the room of a current student. Please be prepared and pack a sleeping bag, a pillow, business professional attire for the interview, and anything else you may need to add comfort to your stay. Parents and other guests are encouraged to stay at a local hotel or bed & breakfast, some of which offer a special rate for Asbury guests.

What should I bring?

Students are to submit a resumé and essay to be used as a platform for the presentation portion of their interview. Please review our Requirements page on the requirements for these materials and submit them through this portal.

If you are staying overnight in a residence hall, don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and other personal items.

Please note that the dress code on Friday is business professional.

What if I want a Music or Worship Arts audition or Athletics meeting?

To schedule a music audition, please contact the appropriate music faculty listed below. Audition guidelines can be found on the Music Department’s webpage.

If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, please visit our Asbury Athletics website and complete the recruiting form for your sport.

To request a Worship Arts Audition, please complete the audition registration form.

Sample Schedule

Each student will have a personalized schedule that they will receive once they arrive on campus Thursday evening. Here is a sample schedule to help you plan your trip.

If you have any questions about the Scholarship Competition, please contact the Visit Coordinator at or (859) 858‑5000.