JBU Scholarship Competition

Compete for one of JBU's top academic scholarships

Fall Event

November 7–8, 2021

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 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!

Typical Schedule

The final schedule will be sent in the weeks leading up to the event, and your interview times will be assigned at the event.

The event begins Sunday evening with a semi-formal banquet. On Monday, you'll interview for one of our top scholarships.

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.

Typical Agenda for Sunday

Registration and Hors d’oeuvres

Honors Banquet

Q & A with President Pollard (Parents)

Honors Coffee House (Students)

The Gathering (student-led chapel service)

Typical Agenda for Monday

Breakfast | Kresge Dining Hall

Individual Interview

Group Interview

Honors Program information session

Financial Aid Information Session

Honors Open House

Academic Department Showcase

Campus tour


Choir practice

Academic Department Showcase

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. 

If you are spending the night on campus, please bring:

  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • towel
  • toiletries

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