High School Students Compete for MNU Scholarships

Oct. 14, 2015 - by Russell Thayer

 

Scholarship Challenge Weekend Scheduled for January 2015

For high school students who excel in the classroom, MNU is rolling out the Scholarship Challenge weekend, scheduled for January 22 and 23 of 2016. During the event, senior high school students from across the country will have the chance to showcase their academic accomplishments and compete for three full-tuition scholarships, each one valued at $26,150—an entire year of school at MNU. The top ten runners up will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship, and all remaining participants will be given $1,000 in scholarship money, on top of their existing academic awards.

In order to be competitive, MNU prefers that all participants have a cumulative GPA of 3.75
(27 ACT/1200 SAT), a strong record of academic achievement, and be on track to graduate in 2016. The registration process starts online, and not all materials are required to begin. Progress made on the application website can be saved and continued on a later date. In order to complete the process, and become eligible to compete, students must submit 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, a resume, and a professional portfolio. The portfolio is required to be submitted digitally in the form of a PDF, and must showcase in detail the students’ level of involvement in extracurricular activities, completed school projects, or involvement in student government, music programs, talent shows, or other school related activities. Students are also encouraged to submit videos, photos, proof of academic awards or honors, or any other materials that demonstrate why they should be considered as a top contender for a full tuition scholarship.

Scholarships awarded during the event are renewable every year until graduation, but recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA, participate in and satisfy the requirements of the MNU Honors Program, and work at least eight hours per week in their school of study in order to remain eligible. All Scholarship Challenge weekend winners remain eligible for state and federal aid programs, even the top three students who receive the full tuition package.

Scholarship ChallengeICON-02-copy

The event is scheduled to begin Friday, January 22, at 9:00 am. Participants will have the chance to meet students, faculty, and staff, as well take a campus tour and learn about research currently being conducted at the MNU. For Friday evening, event organizers have planned a special social gathering that will allow students and their families to get to know members of the Pioneer community. The scholarship interviews are scheduled to begin at 8 in the morning on Saturday, and conclude at noon. Winners will be announced within 12 business days.

To register for the event, or to learn more about program requirements, please visit the official Scholarship Challenge webpage.

 

 

 

 

MNU News

Sunday, September 24
Recent News
List
Grid
Archives
Campus Mall Beauty
Honor Society Receives STAR Award

Honor Society Receives STAR Award

Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business has awarded MNU’s Epsilon Theta Chapter, its STAR award for exceeding the standards the Society has for managing the chapter and its…

Read More
FootballComesHomeGraphic
Football Comes Home October 21

Football Comes Home October 21

Pioneer Athletics announced today that the Homecoming football game Oct. 21, 2017 at 2 p.m., will be played on campus at the site of the former Pioneer Stadium. Arrangements are being made for…

Read More
Opening Week 2017
Largest Freshman Class Since 2010

Largest Freshman Class Since 2010

MNU’s new freshman class, numbering 223, is the largest since 2010 (229).  This represents a 26.7 % increase over 2016 and is the second largest class since 2006. Transfer students are also up…

Read More
jt-0001
MNU Releases Statement On DACA

MNU Releases Statement On DACA

MidAmerica Nazarene University is a distinctively Christ-centered community that seeks to transform lives through a shared commitment to intellectual, spiritual and personal development that prepares…

Read More
Adults in class
Open House for Graduate and Professional Programs

Open House for Graduate and Professional Programs

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies is hosting an open house in Olathe. Thursday, October 19, 6 - 8 PM        …

Read More
Prayer Walk 2017
Prayer Walk 2017

Prayer Walk 2017

Every year, hundreds of students, faculty and community members gather on Thursday evening of Welcome Week to pray for the new school year.  In groups large and small, they moved to locations…

Read More
Connections Fair Group of Students
Welcome Week 2017

Welcome Week 2017

New Student Orientation (NSO) and Welcome Week at MNU was a great success with perfect weather for move in day, Paint Wars, Rootbeer Fest and the Connections Fair. Don't tell the students who aren't…

Read More
JK Warrick photo credit JimSmith
Dr. JK Warrick to Serve at MNU as Special Counsel

Dr. JK Warrick to Serve at MNU as Special Counsel

Dr. J.K. Warrick has been appointed special counsel to the president for the 2017-18 academic year. President David Spittal, made the announcement…

Read More
CareerLife Calling
Expansion of Mentoring Program to Serve All Majors

Expansion of Mentoring Program to Serve All Majors

More career-focused opportunities for juniors at MNU will launch this fall with a newly expanded mentoring program. Built on the positive impact of…

Read More
Sports
Pioneers Fall at #13 Grand View

Pioneers Fall at #13 Grand View

DES MOINES, Iowa - MNU dropped a 4-set match at Heart leader and #13-ranked Grand View on Saturday...

 
Late Comeback Falls Short at Peru

Late Comeback Falls Short at Peru

#22 FB at Peru State | L 24-31

 
Pioneers Sweep Statesmen

Pioneers Sweep Statesmen

OSKALOOSA, Iowa - MNU swept William Penn on Friday...

 
Latest Photos
Welcome Week 2017 Move In Night - welcome new Pioneers!
Welcome Week 2017 Move In Night - welcome new Pioneers!
Welcome Week 2017 Move In Night - welcome new Pioneers!
Welcome Week 2017ove In (27) Move In Night - welcome new Pioneers!
Welcome Week 2017 Move In Night - welcome new Pioneers!
Welcome Week 2017 Move In Night - welcome new Pioneers!