William Penn Honors Program

William Penn Honors Program Fellowship Day

   December 5-6, 2019 

Students who apply to our program by the November 1st Early Application Deadline are eligible to attend Fellowship Day, the premier scholarship competition held exclusively for prospective honors students.* 

The Fellowship Day scholarship awards range from $1,000-$6,000 above the merit scholarship (provided by the university) for a total scholarship potential of up to $22,000. Over 80% of Fellowship Day attendees receive some amount of scholarship in addition to their merit award.

Demonstrate Your Potential

Prospective students come to campus for a variety of social and competitive events. All students demonstrate their academic abilities through participation in a flash seminar and through interviews with faculty fellows.

Experience the Honors Community

Although this is a scholarship competition, we also provide opportunities to have some fun! Prospects are encourage to stay overnight on campus with student hosts, and have the option to attend social events organized by the honors community. We also invite all prospective students and their families to a luncheon hosted by the program director.

Be Known at George Fox

For those who have not yet been able to visit campus, Fellowship Day provides opportunities to attend department showcases, tour campus, and interact with both current students and faculty members.

*Please note that Fellowship Day takes the place of Scholarship Competition for honors students. Students interested in music, theatre or debate can still apply for our Artistic Achievement and Participation Awards.


Scholarship Program

Sample Schedule (subject to change)


4:30-5:15 p.m.:  Check-in in Stevens Center
5:30-6:15 p.m.:  Welcome Session in Wood-Mar Auditorium
6:30-7:30 p.m.:  Dinner for Students in Canyon Commons Cafeteria
6:30-7:15 p.m.:  Parent/Guest Presidential Reception in Stevens Center 
7:30-9:00 p.m.:  Student Activities in Pennington House 


7:45 - 8:20 a.m.:   Check-in (for people arriving on Friday) in Stevens Center 
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Flash Seminars and Interviews
10:00 -11:00 a.m.: Financial Aid Session
11:00 – Noon:        Financial Aid Session
10:30 – Noon:        Flash Seminars and Interviews
Noon – 1:30 p.m.:  Fellowship Day Luncheon (a programmed event for students and guests)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.:    Flash Seminars and Interviews 
3:00 -3:30 p.m.:     Closing Session  

*Participants will do one flash seminar and one half-hour group interview.