Junior Scholars on the ACU campus

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

Jamie Milstead, Media Relations Specialist
(915) 676-2696

For 10 weeks this summer, 52 high school students become college students on the Abilene Christian University campus.

These Junior Scholars, high school seniors in the fall, spend five weeks on campus living in the dorms, eating in the ACU cafeteria and taking college classes.

Junior Scholars enroll in ACU summer classes like speech, history, psychology and political science.

Scholars can receive scholarships based on their grades and involvement in high school.

Every Thursday from 4-5 p.m., scholars attend a weekly seminar and learn about the different possibilities at ACU, like the Learning Enhancement Center and the Study Abroad Program.

To recruit Junior Scholars, the ACU Admissions team sends brochures to juniors who have expressed interest in ACU. Application packets are sent to area high schools, Christian high schools and churches where large numbers of ACU students come from.

The first Junior Scholars group leaves this Friday, and the second group arrives July 4 for Summer II.

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If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Tom Craig, director of media and community relations, at craigt@acu.edu or call 915-674-2692 (cell phone: 665-5469).

Last update: June 29, 2000
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