For Immediate Release
Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

Cedar Crest College Hosts Scholarship Competition Day on February 10  

Allentown, Pa. (December 19, 2012)–Cedar Crest College will host its fourth annual Scholarship Competition Day on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Tompkins College Center. The winner of the competition will receive the College's highest academic award–a four-year, full tuition scholarship (eight consecutive semesters).

The three-hour exam consists of a multiple choice section including questions from the academic disciplines of the arts, mathematics, science, and the humanities. There is also a writing component. Participants who continue to the final round are announced at the awards luncheon on Scholarship Day.

2012-13 Scholarship Day winner Alexis Malone
2012-13 Scholarship Day winner Alexis Malone

Students who would like to participate in the event must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2
  • Minimum SAT score of 1030 (critical reading and math section only) or ACT composite of 22
  • Accepted first-year student (full-time) for fall 2013 term at Cedar Crest College

The purpose of the competition is to bring high-achieving students to campus, where they and their families can discover the many opportunities available at Cedar Crest College, and the College's mission of educating future leaders through scholarship, global connectivity, wellness and service. In recognition of their academic achievements, each participant will receive a $500 scholarship over four years (up to $2,000).

The winner of the competition will be notified by mail approximately two weeks after the competition. Past winners include Sarina LaBold of Penns Park, Pa., Kaitlyn Shapiro of Lehighton, Pa., and 2012-13 recipient Alexis Malone of Jaimaica, N.Y.

Deadline to register for Scholarship Day is February 1. To register, visit www.cedarcrest.edu/competition, or call 610-740-3780.

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