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Scholarship Day

The Waldorf University Scholarship Day is an academic event for prospective students who meet eligibility to compete for several scholarships including a full-tuition scholarship.* Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

New freshman applicants qualify to compete in Scholarship Day if they have either a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA (with a minimum 18 ACT/940 SAT) or a minimum 23 ACT/1130 SAT (with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA). Full-tuition scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Waldorf University to maintain their scholarship.


  • November 14, 2020

Scholarship Day begins by checking in at Salveson Lobby between 9:30-10 a.m. 

Waldorf University
106 S. 6th Street
Forest City, IA 50436


Students wishing to participate in Scholarship Day should submit the following one week prior to the competition date:

If you have questions or special needs, feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 800.292.1903.

*Students that qualify and choose to live off campus will have the cost of housing deducted from the scholarship amount.

Schedule of Scholarship Day
9:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In at the Salveson Hall Lobby
10 a.m. Welcome to Waldorf University
10:30 a.m. Student Essay 
12 p.m. Complimentary Lunch 
1 p.m. Student Interview 
1-3 p.m. Campus Tours (Optional)
*Our bookstore will be open from 12:30-3 p.m.

Essay Phase
This phase consists of writing on a topic that will be provided at the event. Students will have one hour to complete their essay. Students will be provided with a dictionary, writing utensil and paper. Students should take into consideration the following while writing: overall message, sentence structure, grammar and focus of essay.

Interview Phase
The interview phase consists of a panel composed of Waldorf University faculty and staff that will meet individually with students and ask them a range of questions. Questions are geared toward the student's experiences academically, in the community and their chosen activities, groups or organizations. We encourage students to consider presentation, sentence structure, body language and appearance.

Suggested Attire
Business casual attire is suggested. Please be comfortable, but we kindly ask you not to wear jeans.