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Scholarship Event FAQ: Southern Scholars Showcase 2018

Please note that there is a high probability of the Sun Belt Championship football game taking place in Statesboro the same weekend as Showcase. Because of this, it is advised that you book a hotel as soon as possible in case they sell out quickly.

Are all parts of Southern Scholars Showcase mandatory?

Yes, all parts of the event are mandatory unless arrangements with the Office of Admissions have been made prior to the event. We encourage students to think of the entire weekend as part of the interview process because they will interact with faculty and interview committee members from the opening banquet on Friday to the closing session on Saturday.

I applied for my primary campus to be Armstrong, but this event is in Statesboro. Am I eligible to attend Showcase?

Yes! This event is for all students, regardless of campus.

Can I request vegetarian or diet-restricted meals at Showcase?

The meals for Friday evening may consist of chicken, beef, and/or pork. Please notify us if you have any dietary restrictions; we will be happy to provide you with a vegetarian option or with a variation of the main meal. Any students or guests who need a special meal should email by Friday, November 16, 2018.

When will I find out my interview times?

Students will be given their interview times at check-in (5:00 – 6:00 PM) on Friday. Most students will have only one interview but will be considered for multiple scholarships. Note that not all students invited to Southern Scholars Showcase will receive a 1906 Scholarship interview with the University Honors Program.

I’m applying for the University Honors Program.  Do I have to interview to be accepted into the program, or are the interviews only for their program scholarships?

Students applying to the University Honors Program are considered for entrance into the program based on their MyScholarships application, official high school transcripts, rigor of high school curriculum, and official SAT/ACT scores. Students do not have to interview to be invited to join those programs. A few students may be selected to interview for University Honors Program scholarships. Those interviews will be for each programs available scholarships only, not entrance into those programs.

What is the attire for students and guests at Showcase?

Students – It is recommended that students dress professionally for both the Friday and Saturday programs during Southern Scholars Showcase. At the meals, you may be seated with vice presidents, professors, and/or members of the interview committees. Since the banquet will be the first time you will be meeting most of these people, we recommend that students dress to make the best impression possible. Professional dress is also suggested during the interview process on Saturday.

Guests – We ask that guests join the students in professional attire on Friday, but we suggest business casual for the Saturday programs as you may be walking around campus.

*Professional attire is not required at the optional Information Session & Campus Tour on Friday.

What is professional dress?

Professional dress is commonly referred to as nice dress clothes.

Example for boys: a shirt and tie with a nice pair of slacks.

Example for girls: a pantsuit or dress.

What parts of Showcase can guests participate in? What programs are offered for guests?

Guests are invited to participate in all programs with their student except the interview and closing session.  Beginning at 7:45 AM on Saturday, we have optional information sessions on topics such as study abroad opportunities, housing, engineering, and the University Honors Program, as well as a guest closing session. Representatives from student services and academic colleges will have booths set up to answer questions starting at 8:00 AM. Campus tours will begin at 8:30 AM.

What goes on during 5:00-6:00 PM on Friday, November 30th?

Once students have checked in and received their interview times, they will be able to enjoy the Welcome Reception and have their picture taken with the University’s President as well as meet and talk with students from a variety of campus organizations. Faculty and staff will also be on hand to tell you more about Georgia Southern and the type of educational experience you can expect to receive at our University.

How do I get to the Nessmith-Lane Center on Georgia Southern’s Statesboro Campus?

It is located on the corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive on the Statesboro Campus. Please refer to the directions below:

From I-75 S / 1-16 E / HWY 301 N (Atlanta/Macon):
Take I-16 East to exit 116 (Statesboro/Claxton and Georgia Southern University exit).  Take a left onto Highway 301 S toward Ogeechee Tech/Statesboro.  Drive approximately 10 miles.  Turn right onto Southern Drive.  Upon reaching Sweetheart Circle, take a right.  You will reach a fork in the road- stay right onto Forest Drive.  Continue on Forest Drive for 0.5 miles.  Turn right onto Plant Drive.  Nessmith-Lane will be on your left.

From I-95 N / 1-16 W / GA 67 N (Savannah/Florida):
Take I-16 West to exit 127 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit).  Take a right onto Highway 67 (Fair Road).  Drive approximately 12 miles.  Turn left onto Chandler Road.  Continue on Chandler Road for 0.5 miles.  Turn right onto Plant Drive.  Nessmith-Lane will be on your right.

From Routes on HWY 25 and HWY 80 (Augusta):
Come into Statesboro to the fifth traffic light.  Turn right at this traffic light onto North Main Street.  Continue on North Main Street for 1.5 miles (North Main Street will turn into South Main Street).  Turn left onto Tillman Road, then right onto Fair Road.  Continue on Fair Road for 1 mile.  Turn right onto Chandler Road.  Continue on Chandler Road for 0.5 miles.  Turn right onto Plant Drive.  Nessmith-Lane will be on your right.

Last updated: 11/2/2018