At the end of last week we learned that my 11th grader was invited to Junior Scholar’s Weekend, October 2 2021 at HPU.
The letter said:
She can apply in September and receive her acceptance decision at the open house/luncheon.
She was given $2500 auto merit with the junior scholar announcement (but she needs to be at the luncheon to get that merit)
She will be eligible for additional scholarships beyond the $2500.
Can anyone tell me what this is really about? It’s both exciting and strange. There was another thread of parents / students graduating HS 2021 and their reactions to the weekend, the open house, the school president, the merit etc were quite mixed.
I’d love to know:
- How many ‘junior scholar awards’ are given?
- How many different luncheons/open house weekends to they have? Just one (like it’s a very special intimate event) or many more?
- They say you’ll receive your admission decision at the luncheon … so, everyone gets in if they attend the luncheon?
- It looks like her guidance counselor nominated her. How many students can the GC nominate? Wondering if he handpicked my dd as a good match for HPU or sent the names of any student with certain stats?
As I said, this is exciting and I don’t mean to be disrespectful by asking so many questions. We live in the northeast. We can get to HPU for the scholars weekend if this is the opportunity it seems to be, but it’s not an easy trip for us.
Any input is greatly appreciated!!