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Waldorf College to Host Scholarship Day in February

Jason Eck

Waldorf College will host a Scholarship Day on Saturday, Feb. 12 to give prospective freshmen a chance to win one four-year, full-tuition scholarship and five, four-year $2,000 scholarships. The full-tuition scholarship is worth $17,900 per year.

“Many students will wait until March to start their scramble for scholarship opportunities,” said Carl Childs, director of admissions at Waldorf College. “This occurs once they realize that graduation is right around the corner and that their senior year went faster than they could imagine. By participating in Scholarship Day, they will find themselves ahead of the game.”

The event will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium, located between Salveson and Thorson halls. Students must sign in beginning at 8 a.m. in the Atrium. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

As a part of Scholarship Day, participants will write an essay and interview with faculty and staff members. Students not selected for the scholarships will receive textbooks at no cost during their first fall semester. (Textbooks must be returned at the completion of the semester in normal wear-and-tear condition.) The event also will allow students to tour the campus, meet with faculty and learn about activities offered at Waldorf.

“They will also have the experience of touring the campus and community with their potential roommate or classmate,” added Childs. “To many parents and prospects, this is a very nervous time. But it just amazes me to see how they come together and share ideas and concerns of what each family is looking for in a college. Many times, they sell each other on Waldorf.”

Students and parents also can participate in respective student and parent panels to get their questions answered. In addition, a session will be committed to financial aid.

New freshman applicants can qualify to compete for scholarships if they:

  • Have either at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA (with a minimum score of 18 on the ACT or 860 score on the SAT)
  • Or have at least a 26 score on the ACT or 1190 score on the SAT (with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Full-tuition and $2,000 winners must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Waldorf College to keep their scholarship.
  • Students must apply online at Applications are due by Feb. 4. Registration will not be available the day of the event.

In addition to applying online, students must fax or mail a copy of their high school transcript and ACT scores to the admissions office by Feb. 4. Information should be faxed to (641) 585-8125 or mailed to Waldorf College Admissions, 106 S. Sixth St., Forest City, IA 50436.

After the college receives the application materials, a representative will e-mail participants Scholarship Day details, including directions to the Waldorf campus, a schedule of activities and lodging information for Forest City. In December, 18 students competed in a Scholarship Day at the school. The following scholarships were awarded:

  • Full-tuition scholarship: Julie Nguyen, Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center (School for the Talented and Gifted), Dallas, Texas
  • $2,000 scholarship: Emily Anderson, Rosemount High School, Rosemount, Minn.
  • $2,000 scholarship: Marten Salfer, Wabasso High School, Wabasso, Minn.
  • $2,000 scholarship: Johnathon Gilmore, Central High School, Springfield, Mo.
  • $2,000 scholarship: Corey Knutson, Lake Mills High School, Lake Mills, Iowa
  • $2,000 scholarship: Lisa Behrens, Fairmont High School, Fairmont, Minn.

Waldorf College, a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1903, delivers engaging experiences through innovative classroom instruction. The college offers residential and online bachelor’s degree programs including business, history, psychology, music, theater, fire sciences administration and criminal justice administration.