Scholarship Competition – Asbury University
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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 28-29, 2021
  • Scholarship Competition #2: February 11-12, 2021

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 two of the following criteria:

  • minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • minimum ACT composite of 27, SAT composite of 1200, or CLT composite of 84

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 ten Henry Clay Morrison Scholarships (equal to 75% of tuition). 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. 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.

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, Theatre 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.

To request a Theatre and Cinema Performance 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.

Registrar Session

Once you have registered for the event, you’ll be asked to complete the Scholarship Competition Prior Credit Form in preparation for your Registrar Session. Bring the completed form with you to your assigned Registrar Session during the event. You may need the Asbury AP-CLEP Credit Chart to help you complete the paperwork.

If you have any questions about the Scholarship Competition, please contact the Visit Coordinator at or (859) 858-5374.