Skip to main content

Departmental Open House and Scholarship Competition

High school seniors may participate in one of two the academic Departmental Open House and Scholarship Competitions on Nov. 18, 2017, and Jan. 13, 2018.

Students must apply for admission in order to be eligible for scholarship awards.

More than 30 academic departments from 90 majors and other programs will be your hosts as you find out about your chosen program and compete for your share of more than $500,000 in departmental scholarships. Scholarship winners are awarded $4,000 ($1,000/year for four years).

Here's an idea of what to expect during the competition:

• Students interested in geology perform a dramatic geologic experiment.
• Future journalists gather clues and report on a crime.
• Artists present a portfolio of their work.
• Still thinking of a major? You will have plenty of company in this essay competition and group workshop.

Students may compete for only one departmental scholarship.

Students from out of state are invited to stay overnight on Thursday and Friday.

Parents and Illinois residents are invited to stay in accommodations in the Quad Cities area.

Registration will open in October and close one week before the event. 

Schedule

9 a.m. — Check-in and continental breakfast in Carver P.E. Center
9-9:45 a.m. — Augie Opportunities Fair in Carver P.E. Center
10-10:15 a.m. — Welcome address in Centennial Hall
10:30-11:30 a.m. — Departmental Open House (parents and students)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Scholarship competition (students)
11:45 a.m.-noon — President’s address (parents)
Noon-12:30 p.m — Introduction to Financial Aid (parents)
12:30 p.m. — Full campus tours or residence hall tours (optional); lunch (optional)
12:30-3 p.m. — Wrap-up with admissions counselors