10th Anniversary of Scholar's Day Set for February 1st
Volume II Issue 14
Scholar’s Day, one of Daemen’s most important opportunities for prospective Freshmen, will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary on Saturday, February 1st. Scholar’s Day is a special event for nominated prospective Daemen first year students who will have the opportunity to compete for one of the College’s twelve prestigious Trustee Scholarships.
Dr. Patricia Brown, Vice President for Enrollment Management, noted, “Scholar’s Day has come to symbolize the quality students that Daemen College attracts every year. The ‘best and brightest’ among new Daemen students have this opportunity to receive the College’s highest scholarships. We are proud to be celebrating the tenth birthday of this prestigious scholarship event and equally proud of the outstanding students who will be pursuing these awards on February 1st.”
Daemen College feels that scholars need opportunities to learn without the pressure of financial concerns. Trustee Scholarships offer this opportunity to all types of people, those from diverse backgrounds and experiences as well as from all socio-economic circumstances. We seek students who are able, curious, disciplined; students with vision and the enthusiasm to breathe life into their dreams.
Daemen College Trustee Scholars have diverse backgrounds, educational goals, and perspectives. While students must be nominated to compete on the basis of academic achievement, non-academic factors are also important in the deliberations of the Selection Committee. Considerations of both intellect and character are given in our attempt to award individuals who will “make a difference” not just in their careers and community, but in the community of Daemen College as well. Overall, we are seeking candidates who combine the following qualities:
- Academic achievement
- Vision - for self and society
- Enthusiasm, inspiration - the ability to bring visions and dreams to life
- Academic and personal discipline which motivates him/her to persist
- Leadership ability.
According to Dr. Brown, about 60% of the students who attend Scholar’s Day will enroll at Daemen. These are “President” recipients (Daemen’s highest merit scholarship) and it is the President level that comprises 50% of the College’s new first year students.
Dr. Brown noted the important role that the faculty, staff and alumni play in conducting these important interviews, stating: "The success of Scholar's Day requires participation from the entire campus community. It has been wonderful to have the support from faculty, staff and alumni in this important day and in the recognition of the special achievements of these first year students.”
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, Daemen has invited past Trustee Scholar recipients back to campus for a reception in their honor, on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 P.M. in Rosary Hall at the Main Street campus of Daemen College.
If faculty, staff or alumni have already offered their assistance on Scholar’s Day, the College thanks you. Furthermore if prospective students would like the opportunity, there is still time to participate in Scholar’s Day. Contact the Office of Admissions at (716) 839-8225.