JBU Scholarship Competition

Compete for one of JBU's top academic scholarships

Spring Event

February 20–21, 2022


This semi-formal event will begin with the Honors Scholars Banquet on Sunday evening. On Monday, students will participate in two interviews.

Between interviews, there will be opportunities to connect with the JBU community, learn more about academic programs, meet Honors students and imagine your future here.

Each event has a limited number of seats, so we recommend that you register early to reserve your spot.

You may choose to compete in either the fall or spring competition but you may only compete once. If you are interested in the Early Commit Track, you should compete in the fall event.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Event Schedule

The event begins Sunday evening with a semi-formal banquet. On Monday, you'll interview for one of our top scholarships. Your interview times will be assigned at the event.

You'll also have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with President Pollard, attend classes and learn more about the JBU Honors Scholars Program. Other events include campus tours, dorm visits, and chapel.


5:00-6:00 PM

Registration and Hors d’oeuvres

Simmons Great Hall

6:00-7:15 PM

Honors Banquet

Simmons Great Hall

7:30-9:00 PM

Q & A with President Pollard (Parents)

Simmons Great Hall

7:30-9:00 PM

Honors Coffee House (Students)

Walker Student Center

9:00-10:00 PM

The Gathering (student-led chapel service)

Cathedral of the Ozarks


Time varies

Group interview – see name tag for assigned time

Executive Board Room (above Kresge Dining Hall)

Time varies

Individual Interview - see name tag for assigned time

Soderquist Business Center

Time varies

Academic Showcase - see brochure inserts for schedule and locations

Location varies

7:00-9:30 AM


Kresge Dining Hall

9:00-10:00 AM

Honors Session

Simmons Great Hall - A

10:00-11:00 AM

Financial Aid Session

Simmons Great Hall - A

11:00 AM

Campus & Dorm Tour #1

Simmons Great Hall Lobby

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Simmons Great Hall - B

1:00 PM

Campus & Dorm Tour #2

Simmons Great Hall Lobby

Recommended reading for the event

Come and Listen

Excerpted from President Pollard's book May It Always Be True: Educating Students in Faith

Copyright ©2010 by Charles W. Pollard
Reprinted by permission of the publisher, ACU Press

Why a Christian College?

Excerpted from Arthur Holmes' book The Idea of a Christian College

Interested in reading more? Purchase the book here.

Copyright ©1975 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher; all rights reserved.

What to bring

We suggest business casual attire for the banquet and for your interview(s). Dress as you would for an important job interview.

Contact information and other details

Please contact the Associate Director of Enrollment Events, Tori Ledbetter, at tledbetter@jbu.edu or 479-524-7161.

Compete for one of JBU's top academic scholarships