On Friday, Feb. 1, Montreat College hosted its fourth annual Scholars Day event. 53 high-achieving high school students attended the invitation-only event. The students, who have all applied and been accepted to Montreat’s Honors Program, were able to:

  • Meet Dr. Lisa Toland, director of Montreat College’s Honors Program.
  • Engage with Montreat College Honors Program faculty.
  • Get to know current Montreat College Honors Program students.
  • Hear Montreat College Vice President for Academic Affairs Greg Kerr speak about why participation in Montreat College’s Honors Program is vital before and after graduation.

All attendees participated in a facilitated small-group discussion about 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 and Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” from The Republic. Students also had a brief one-on-one interview with a Montreat College faculty member.

“Scholars Day has become one of our most exciting events of the year,” says Montreat College Vice President for Enrollment Management Kristin Janes. “It’s so rewarding to be able to see students interact with their future professors and classmates—often for the first time. And the generous scholarships associated with the event add another level of excitement and anticipation for their upcoming college careers.”

Those who participated in the Scholars Day were considered for one of 20 Honors Program Scholarships. In total, more than $183,000 in Honors Scholarships will be awarded to the Scholars Day participants, and one student will be selected for a full-tuition scholarship.