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Do you have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score
of 28 or higher? Have you received state or national academic
awards and honors? Have you demonstrated leadership in athletics,
co-curricular or community groups throughout high school? If so,
consider applying to be part of the coveted Distinguished Scholars' Program.
A committee comprised of current scholars selects a maximum of
ten recipients per year of this prestigious award. Once you have
been selected as a Distinguished Scholar, you will participate in
the program for the duration of your undergraduate education
As an award recipient you are entitled to some special benefits
that can make your college experience that much more
As a Distinguished Scholar, you will:
As a participant in the Distinguished Scholars' Program, there
are a few expectations of you:
In order to meet the minimum qualifications for the Distinguished
Scholars' Program, you must meet all the following
When completing your application, it is critical that you prepare
well-researched, thoughtful essays that show considerable judgment
and review. Your essays are the primary way that the selection
committee understands how you think, persuade, participate, and
lead. Past Distinguished Scholars frequently show a strong correlation
between their stated future goals (essay #1) and their current
or past co- and extra-curricular activities.
A selection committee will start reviewing applications for
the Distinguished Scholars' Program on a rolling basis beginning
November 15 of each academic year and will be accepted through May 1. Priority will be given to
applications received by February 15. Announcement of recipients will begin April 1st.
For more information, please contact Mr. Matthew Means at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Cameron Rohleder at email@example.com.
Matthew Means - Coordinator
Cameron Rohleder - Associate Coordinator and Director of Marketing and Publicity
Current DSP members: