Seventy high school seniors descended on the Defiance College campus on Saturday, November 8. These talented students came to be recognized for their academic accomplishments and to compete for scholarships at the DC Scholarship Day Program, a bi-annual event on the Defiance campus.
Students completed an essay and took part in a personal interview with a DC faculty, staff member and a current student or alumnus. Academic scholarships were offered in three categories. Dollar amounts ranged from $9,000 to full tuition. In addition, students wishing to participate in DC’s culture of engagement, a central mission of the College, interviewed for Citizen Leader Awards in the amount of $2,000. The Citizen Leader Award recognizes students with a demonstrated record of service in their community and offers them unique programs to develop leadership skills to strengthen their individual career interests.
“This is an exciting event,” said Mike Suzo, vice president for enrollment management. “Last year we hosted more than 200 students during our fall and spring Scholarship Day events. Half of those attending chose to attend Defiance College over other colleges and universities. Outstanding students are recognizing the quality of our academic programs, and they’re realizing that Defiance College’s culture of engagement meets a need too.”
Students must have been accepted for admission by November 1 or by January 31, 2009 to be able to attend a Scholarship Day. The second Scholarship Day will be held on February 7, 2009.
Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
November 18, 2008