The Scholarship Challenge is a day where the School of Engineering team meets with students to show them the campus, the labs and technology, and give them an opportunity to meet with faculty and students. A design problem or a test of math skills is used to help the team make scholarship recommendations. High school students do not need to have applied to Mercer – this event is open to any high school senior!
The process is very simple:
- Students should go to the web site and apply for the November 16 event. The address to the student application is http://engineering.mercer.edu/admissions/scholarship.cfm
- Students fill in a registration form that captures their contact information and some background on their academic interests.
Students applications are due by November 7th. The team expects to offer scholarships before Christmas so that seniors can make their college plans early.
The Saturday event on November 16th will include:
- Welcome breakfast and registration;
- The scholarship challenge (a math and language test or a media design problem for Technical Communication) in the morning -- no calculus background is required;
- A parents’ program occurs in parallel with the scholarship challenge test which provides information about the admissions and financial aid processes;
- Engineering laboratory tours are hosted by our faculty and students;
- Lunch, afternoon campus tours and social time to talk with other participants, faculty and admissions counselors
Feel free to contact the event coordinator, Stephen Karafa at (478) 301-2650 or via email to Karafa_sp@mercer.edu with questions.