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Averett to Host Two Scholarship Days in February

February 1, 2011

Future Averett students will want to mark their calendars for two very important days in February. Averett is holding its annual Scholarship Day on Saturday, Feb. 19 and is also hosting an Arts@Averett Scholarship Day on Saturday, Feb. 26. Both of these special events offer students accepted for Fall 2011 the opportunity to compete for additional scholarship dollars to supplement merit scholarships they have already been awarded from Averett.

The invitation-only Averett Scholarship Day showcases our University to high school students of excellent academic caliber who have been awarded Averett's Presidential or Dean's scholarships. Attendees are guaranteed to increase their scholarship by an additional $1,000 to $2,000 a year. To determine the level of their award, Scholarship Day participants will be interviewed by an Averett faculty member and by a current honors student.

"We hope to have 100 students attend this year's Scholarship Day," said Stuart Jones, vice president of enrollment management. "We have been able to invite twice as many students compared to last year because we have that many more candidates. It's a good indicator of the academic strength of our incoming class and the success we've seen in attracting high achieving students."

The new Arts@Averett Scholarship Day focuses on talented high school students interested in growing their artistic talents while they are at Averett. Art, music (vocal or instrumental) and theatre students are invited to register for the day and come to audition for a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 in addition to any other Averett scholarships they have already been awarded. To receive the scholarships in theatre and music, a student does not have to major or minor in those subjects, although they do have to participate in theatre and music activities and events on campus to receive the scholarship each year. Art scholarships are available only to students who will major or minor in art.

Students invited to either of the scholarship days who have questions should contact James Thurnes, campus guest coordinator, at 434-791-6880.