Citadel Scholar Competition Questions

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  1. jmk0601

    jmk0601 Member

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    I was wondering about the Citadel's Scholar Competition. About how many students are selected for this? And how selective is it?...
    Also, for the interview, what type of questions should I expect? Thank you in advance.
     
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    Last year during my DS scholar visit, the parents were told that they average 30 offers of full scholarships and every year the average of students accepting the offers are 20. So, in short, the average of Citadel Scholars Scholarships is 20. For the interview, they also told the parents that the interview process is about 4 or 5 students will go into a room together, with one of the scholarships committee members to take notes on each student, who wrote on the same topic and the students have an open discussion about their papers. So, I don't think that there will be any questions during the interview process, at least that is what my DS told me. I did hear that in-state students have an "edge" in the selection process. Good luck and go into the "interview" process with an open mind and don't be the one student who doesn't contribute to the discussion.

    My DS received the full scholarship.
     
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    Adding to the earlier post, DS interviewed with two other candidates. The discussion was geared around the essay topic with the focus on each candidate's essay. The feedback ds later received was that the committee was looking for candidates who could consider other views and thoughtfully compare and contrast from their own. Critical thinking and the ability to add to the overall discussion was viewed highly. There is a preference shown to SC candidates. In fact, we came across written objectives of approx 50% going to in-state candidates. That being said, ds is not from SC and he received a full scholorship. As a side, note all candidates that he saw during his competition were in coat and tie.
     
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    I just attended the scholarship interview two weekends ago. They informed us that around 6 full scholarships would be awarded. Now, there may be three more sessions or so, which would bring the total to around 20, and since you are inquiring is is very likley there is. The interview itself is not an interview. You simply "debate" (which is a very subjective term, as my discussion was very amiable and a simple discussion.) You just write yoyur essay and prepare to discuss it with the other 2-3 competitors in your group.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Well, the essay topic is quite confusing and bit difficult to write about... I was hoping it would be like the nomination interview, Academy interview, or rotc interview because I am now used to them. Well, thank you so much for all of the replies. I will make sure I look professional on that day! Are there any other inputs or recommendations for the "interview"? Thank you so much
     

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