Loras College Honors and Leaders Scholarship Competition

At Loras College it is a priority to make a college education more affordable.  We also value the hard work and sacrifices that have led to the academic successes of our prospective students.  Additionally, we understand that senior year can be an incredibly busy—especially for students who are excelling because they are also taking advantage of various leadership opportunities both inside and beyond the classroom.  With all of this in mind, we have constructed our Honors and Leaders Scholarship Competition so students can compete for additional scholarships while also learning more about our Unique Honors Program and the wide variety of other leadership opportunities here at Loras College.

The goal of the event is to recognize, inform and empower prospective students—not add any unnecessary stress.  To help maximize your visit to Loras College (and Dubuque) here are some additional details about the event, Loras College, and the Key City!

If you have not registered for this exclusive event, click the registration button below.  If you need any additional details or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Otherwise, safe travels and we’ll see you on November 18th!

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Competition Overview

The schedule for the day is listed below along with a few additional logistics.  View our campus map as well as directions to campus.  In regards to attire, the event will be business casual.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if there is any other way we can be of assistance. Otherwise, we’ll see you on November 18th!

Breakout Sessions (Order will vary/See details below)

8:30-9:00am Check-In (Alumni Campus Center (ACC)
Parking is located at the corner of Loras Boulevard and Alta Vista Street
9:00-9:30am Welcome
Students/Parents will then be divided into smaller groups in order to engage more meaningfully in each component of the day.

Breakout Sessions (Order will vary/See details below)

Essay Writing Component
Leadership Showcase
Honors Program
Parent Panel
Leadership Showcase
Financial Planning Q&A
Honors Program
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Lunch
1:45-2:45pm Campus Tour (optional)  Campus Tour (optional)


Breakout Sessions

Essay Writing Component (students only)

Students will spend 45 minutes responding to one short essay question. No preparation is necessary.  Students may bring their own laptop or utilize one of the college’s. If students prefer to handwrite their response, we will be able to accommodate this request as well. Students planning on bringing their own laptop should also bring a power cord.

Leadership Showcase

This session allows participating students and their parents to attend short student-led sessions that will showcase how current students involved in specific organizations have personally and professionally grown through their work. Students and parents will have an opportunity to choose three of the six options.  This will provide an opportunity for current Loras students to share how their involvement in a specific activity has stretched them and invited them to grow.

Interview (students only)

Each student will meet with an interview team for a twenty minute interview.  Participating students will be put at ease and asked to reflect upon how they might contribute to and grow from the Loras experience.

Honors Program

This session allows participating students and their parents to learn about the Loras College Honors Program.  All invited students are eligible to apply for the Honors Program.  The program director and current students will conduct this session.

Parent Panel (parents & guardians only)

Parents will have the opportunity to hear from parents of current Loras students.  The panel will provide plenty of time for questions and individual interaction.  This session is hosted by Student Development.

Financial Planning Q & A (parents & guardians only)

A representative from Loras College’s Financial Planning Office will share the financial aid process and timeline at Loras.  There will also be time for parents and guardians to ask questions.

Scholarship Day Registration

Additional Information
    Check-in starts at 8:30am and the program will officially start at 9am.
    A continental breakfast will be provided, however you are more than welcome to stop by Einstein’s Bagels which is adjacent to our Alumni Campus Center. (Einstein’s will be opening at 7am.)
    The event runs from approximately 9am until 1:30pm (with lunch starting at 12:30pm). You will receive your individual schedule upon checking-in on Saturday.
    If you would like to bring your own laptop for the essay portion, feel free to do so (please email admission@loras.edu to let us know you will be bringing your own laptop.)
    We will be offering optional tours of campus following lunch (approximately 1:30pm).
    Our Barnes and Noble Bookstore will be open from 1:30pm – 3:00pm on Sunday if you would like to stock up on some Loras gear.
    For those of you arriving in Dubuque on Saturday, we invite you to cheer on our women’s basketball team as they tip-off their season at 4pm against Lake Forest. At 6pm our men’s basketball team will be tipping off against Olivet.  Both games are in the Athletic Wellness Center (AWC).  When arriving, simply let the ticket-takers know you are part of the scholarship competition and you will receive complimentary tickets.
    If you’re looking to spend the night in Dubuque, there are many options. The Best Western Midway Hotel provides a special rate for Loras visitors (reference promo code ‘Loras#1’ while booking your room). Visit bestwestern.com or call 563.557.8000 to book a room.
  • Auditions for our music scholarships will also be held on Sunday, November 18th – for more information or to schedule an audition contact us at 563.588.7236 or 800.245.6727.

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