Presidential Scholars vie for merit awards
February 16, 2009

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Bryan College got a preview of the Class of 2013 Feb. 6-7, as some 85 prospective students gathered for the annual Presidential Scholars and Music Performance Scholarship weekend.Student Government President Rachel Welch addresses the Presidential Scholar banquet.


Michael Sapienza, vice president for enrollment management, said Presidential Scholar candidates interviewed with faculty members and Music Performance candidates auditioned for the nine Presidential Merit scholarships and one Music Performance scholarship that will be awarded.


By the time the last candidate left the college about 65 had preregistered for fall classes and a number had paid their admissions deposits. “Preregistration was phenomenal,” Mr. Sapienza said. “Normally about half who attend preregister, so this was very encouraging.”


A new feature was a campus activities fair on Saturday. Twenty-four campus organizations showcased opportunities ranging from rugby to Students Stopping the Trafficking of Persons. “It was fantastic,” Mr. Sapienza said. “We appreciate so much the students giving up their time on Saturday to share what is available. It was a great opportunity for parents and students to see what is available at Bryan.”


At Friday night’s banquet Student Government Association President Rachel Welch told the students and their families that Bryan “is an excellent place to attend. Bryan is a place that effectively balances academic rigor with authentic Christian values,” she said. “I can see the discipline I am studying in the light of the Gospel.”