Fall 2020 Scholarship Events

The Great Commoner Scholarship Event

November 7 & 14, 2020

Admissions Team Feature
November 7 & 14, 2020 Schedule
This is a tentative Schedule (some details may differ between the two weekends). Times are EST. Throughout the afternoon there will be interviews, auditions, Campus Tours, and fun student activities! Check-out will be in Mercer, Common Grounds.
Time Details
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Rudd Auditorium

Check-In and light breakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Rudd Auditorium

Welcome Session
9:45 am - 11:45 am

Various Classrooms in Mercer

Great Commoner Essay Competition
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Rudd Auditorium

Parent Informational Panel
12:00 pm

Various Classrooms in Mercer

Scheduled Interviews and Auditions begin
1:00 pm

Latimer Student Center, Cafeteria

Lunch available for all guests

Local Accommodations and Directions

Important Notice: Due to other area events happening concurrently with this event, we advise you to reserve your hotel as soon as possible.

Here is a list of hotels in the area, and remember that many offer a Bryan College discount if you tell them that you are coming for a scholarship event here

Directions to campus are available as well as a campus map.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid counselors will be available during posted hours to discuss financial aid options. They can serve you best if you have already submitted your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before attending the event. See more information about the FAFSA.

When You Arrive on Campus

Check-in will begin on Saturday at 8:00 am EST and will remain open until 9:00 am.

Visitor parking will be available around and behind Rudd. Directional signs will be placed among the entrance roads, however you may want to review and print a copy of the campus map so that you can easily find these locations.


Dress for Saturday is considered business casual. This will be a long day so we would prefer you to feel comfortable rather than stiff, so think dressing up jeans rather than a suit and tie look. We know this can be confusing, so we asked the Admissions Counselors to provide some ideal outfit looks and did a quick photo shoot! Scroll to the end of the page and enjoy the photos for the information AND the fun.


Candidates’ meal tickets are free of charge and will be handed out at check-in.


If for any reason you need to cancel, please notify Kerrie Murphy as soon as possible by emailing Kerrie.murphy@bryan.edu or calling 423.775.7211.

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