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Queens hosts more than 200 families for first of two Scholarship Competitions

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01/23/13 -  

Queens University of Charlotte was alive on Saturday, January 19, 2013 with more than 200 prospective students who were on campus interviewing for various merit scholarships. Social media was buzzing with excitement; find out what some of them had to say about the day's program.

"The students who we hosted on Saturday were the kinds of students that will make any college or university better from their presence on campus. They were invited because of their academic and extracurricular accomplishments / achievements in high school, as well as for their potential to be difference makers during their college years. These are the kinds of students who will be future leaders wherever they ultimately decide to go to school. Make no mistake, this is definitely a two-way process because while we were interviewing them for scholarships, they in turn were evaluating us as part of the process of trying to find the right school to attend. We want every one of them to attend Queens in the fall and I think that was one of the take-aways these families experienced." said Woody O'Cain, Associate Vice President and Dean of Admissions.

"From this group of students, we will select a number of them to be Presidential Scholars, our premier full-tuition scholarship program. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to those students who are the best of the best. Presidential Scholars are students who exemplify all that we ultimately seek in a student as displayed through their academic excellence, leadership achievement, service to the community and potential to make a distinctive difference in our community and world. All of the students in attendance will receive varying levels of academic awards." O'Cain added.

"Overall, Queens made a lasting impression on my mother and me and I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to experience it again! And as I told you on Saturday, I've toured 23 different college campuses and Queens' definitely has the friendliest atmosphere and the most welcoming people of any staff that I've ever met," said Katy Beth Barber, a scholarship competition participant from Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN. 

The next scholarship competition is on Saturday, February 23.

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