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Scholarship Day

Competition Details
Waldorf University's Scholarship Day awards one full tuition scholarship, up to a $20,934 value,* and five $2,000 scholarships. All other participants will receive textbooks at no cost during their first semester (textbooks must be returned at the completion of the semester in normal wear and tear condition)

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend Scholarship Day.


  • Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

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

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 and $2,000 winners must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Waldorf University to maintain their scholarship.

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
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration check-in at the Salveson Hall lobby.

At 10 a.m., students and their parents will be welcomed by key individuals of the Waldorf University team-President Dr. Robert Alsop, Director of Admissions Scott Pitcher and the Director of the Honors College Dr. Suzi Falck-Yi.

Students will then go to the Essay Phase of the competition, while parents will learn more about Waldorf's available degree programs, student clubs and organizations, residential life, community activities, athletic and fine arts programs and more. Faculty, staff and current Waldorf University students will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

After lunch, students will then have the interview portion of the competition.

The day concludes with campus tours and a session with our athletics, fine arts and admissions departments.

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-like attire is encouraged but not required.