While adjusting to our new (and hopefully temporary) reality of remote learning, our Seniors are continuing to hear back from their colleges and universities. Highlighting the past few weeks were positive decisions from American University, Boston University, Colgate University, Drexel University, George Washington University, Lehigh University, Miami University, the University of California, Davis, the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Yeshiva University in New York City. Furthermore, with recent notification of significant scholarship awards coming from George Washington, Lehigh, and Miami, our seniors have surpassed $3,700,000 in merit scholarships.
As we continue to celebrate the Class of 2020 upon their tremendous success in the college application and scholarship process, another component of their story has been the many offers to participate in selective honor and/or scholar programs. Over a third of this year’s graduating class members have received offers from programs, such as the University Honors Program at Miami University, the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, the Eckhart Scholars program at Lehigh University, and the Honors College at UNLV. These selective programs differ between universities, but common privileges include preferential scheduling and smaller classes, internship and research opportunities not afforded to other undergraduates, more frequent and specialized advising, and individual assistance when the time comes to apply to graduate school or search for employment. Several of these programs also offer special housing in living and learning communities! Just one more reason the Adelson community can be proud of the Class of 2020!