Lay Scholarship Finalist Notification

<p>Just talked to admissions. The selection committee is meeting tomorrow and the notifications go out on Friday, 2/29.</p>

<p>so has anyone gotten notification yet?</p>

<p>Yeah, I did. It came on Friday afternoon by Fedex.</p>

<p>Any success for any of you with the Lay? Did any receive the Duke scholarship?</p>

<p>The competition day is in a couple of weeks, then they said they will notify by April something.</p>

<p>It's not really a "competition" day. There is no test or presentation involved. There will be some small group interviews, and the topics will not be drawn from your application (as they are at some scholarship events). The rest of the day is filled with info sessions, classes, and time to chat. Participants received their Fedex packages about 1 week after the scholarship day last year.</p>

<p>It used to be a 2-day event with FedEx packages out within a week. After rechecking the original posting, I realized you were all talking about the actual invites to the "Lay Day" event; sorry about the confusing posting. I thought the event had already occured. I remember that for us it was the first weekend in April.</p>

<p>In any case, to those of you invited to attend, have a wonderful visit and enjoy Furman. To even be invited means you may receive great financial support in any case. My D has really appreciated her four years at Furman and is looking forward to 5-7 more at her next school:)</p>

<p>Congrats to everyone who recieved the Lay scholarship! = ) I got my notification earlier this month. But I was wondering...does anyone know what exactly we can expect from the interviews? Do they question you on anything besides the application and your essays?</p>

<p>My D was a Lay finalist last year. She was not asked a single question that had to do with her app or essays. A few kids were asked such questions, apparently, but her group was not. She and the 2 young men in her group were asked some questions and each had to respond in turn. One question had to do with how to help out the students in your school who are not doing well (tough for her to answer, as she attended a prep school --- and even tougher for the homeschooled boy in her group to answer!). The questions were pretty broad ... nothing you can really "prepare" for. There are various groups of staff members/students interviewing, so I suppose the intensity of the experience depends on how comfortable you are with the people who are interviewing you.</p>