Scholarship Competition Requirements – Asbury University
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Scholarship Competition Requirements

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.

Event Activities include:

  • Orientation
  • Interview*
  • Resumé and Essay submission*
  • Dessert Reception

*Attire is business professional

Resumé, Essay & Interview Requirements

Students will be required to submit a resumé and essay to be used as a platform for the presentation portion of their interview. This interview will include two Asbury University Facilitators and two fellow competitors.  The resumé and essay should be prepared in advance of the competition and submitted via the online portal at least three days prior to the interview.

  • Resumé
    • Includes name and contact information
    • High School, Weighted GPA, Test Scores are optional but not required (Superscore)
    • Activities and Leadership Roles
    • Honors and Awards/Recognitions
    • 2 page limit, 8.5 x 11 sheet, 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • Essay
    • Using the following quote from Asbury University Alum, E. Stanley Jones, please expound upon this idea of community and how this will impact your time at Asbury. “Here we enter a fellowship, sometimes we will agree to differ, always we will resolve to love and unite to serve.”
    • 300-350 words, 8.5 x 11 sheet, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • Interview/Presentation
    • This is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to your interviewers and peers. Using your resumé and essay as a foundation for this discussion, please present this information as a personal introduction.
    • You will have a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes to present.
    • The interviewers will ask follow-up questions regarding the information you have shared.
    • Interviews will take into consideration presentation, personality, punctuality and professionalism.
    • You may use an outline and/or note cards for your own personal reference during your presentation.
    • Please do not bring supporting materials to display to the interviewers (no visual aids, PowerPoint, art portfolios, additional writing samples, etc.).

Prior Credit Evaluation

Once you have registered for the event, you’ll be asked to complete the Scholarship Competition Prior Credit Form so that we can let you know what credits will transfer to Asbury. If you have questions about transfer credit, bring the completed form with you to the event so you can connect with an Admissions Counselor. You may need the Asbury AP-CLEP Credit Chart to help you complete the paperwork.

Scholarship Criteria

In reviewing your resumé and essay, we will take into consideration presentation, participation and awards and/or recognitions. Scholarships will be determined using the criteria below. 

  • The student’s academic history denoted on the transcript (including GPA and Curriculum)
  • Resumé
  • Essay
  • Interview

Scholarships will be announced by early March. All participants will receive a phone call regarding the decision made.

If you have additional questions, please contact your admissions counselor.