Interview Day Essay-Round 1

Interview Day at State is the competition for the one of the following awards: President’s, University Honors, and President’s Academic Excellence Scholarships.

The President’s Scholarship is a four-year renewable award with the annual value of full in-state tuition and on campus housing.
-The University Honors Scholarship is a four-year renewable award with the annual value of full in-state tuition.
-The President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship is a four-year renewable award worth $6,000.

To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted as an incoming freshman to Indiana State University by December 1, 2020 and have a combination of two of the following three:
1. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
2. A 1270 SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or 27 ACT (composite)
3. Ranking in the top 10% of the senior class

$6,000 to value of full in-state tuition and on-campus housing
Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent's Name(s)
    • Parent 1:
    • Parent 2:
  2. Please provide a preferred email address.
    • Personal Email
  3. Hometown Newspaper
  4. Please respond to *ONE* of the three following prompts in an essay of no more than 250 words.

    1. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

    2. You may have heard the expression, "that person is a born leader." Do you think that's true? Is someone born a leader or can they be taught to be a leader? If you think it's a skill which can be taught, what types of things can a person do to learn leadership skills? Give several examples.

    3. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."-Nelson Mendela. Describe a change you would like to make in the world. Tell us about how you plan to make that change and what obstacles you might encounter along the way.
  5. I hereby grant permission to Indiana State University to use my image (photographs or videos) in future media publications.