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Honors Day

What is Honors Day?

Honors Day is an accepted student’s opportunity to visit campus and compete to earn Lyon academic scholarships. He or she will also talk with faculty members and meet future classmates. Best of all, just for participating, each student is guaranteed to receive no less than $10,000 in scholarship money per year for four years (that’s $40,000) with the chance to earn full tuition, room, board, and fees for four years.

The remaining Honors Day for spring 2017 will take place on March 18 (register by March 13).

Accepted students may register for an Honors Day by clicking here. If you have not yet applied, you may do so by going to the Honor's Day application page.

For more information, please contact enrollment services at 1.800.423.2542.

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How to attend an Honors Day

  1. Apply and be an accepted Lyon College student.

  2. Click here to register for an Honors Day.

  3. Submit the registration form for the date you want to attend an Honors Day.

  4. After you submit your registration form, send us an essay by using the directions below.

How to submit an Honors Day Essay

We have your test scores and GPA, but we would like to know about you as an individual. Choose one of the following writing prompts and submit an essay to us by email. We will not grade your essays, and we are not expecting any particular length. We want you to relax and have fun writing.

  1. Share your background, identity, passion, interest, or a talent that makes you the unique person you are.

  2. What do you consider to be the best advice you have ever received? Who gave you that advice and how was it helpful?
  3. Describe a trying time in your life and how you overcame it. What lesson did you learn from the experience that was fundamental to later success?

Please make sure your essay contains your entire name (so we can match it up to you) and email it to adocuments@lyon.edu with a subject line Honors Day Essay for Your Name, e.g., Honors Day Essay for John Smith. You may also bring it to campus with you when you attend Honors Day.

Fine Art Scholarships

If you would like to compete for a fine arts scholarship, be sure to mark your interest in the registration form. We will hold reviews from 3–5 p.m. on your Honors Day. Art portfolios should consist of no more than 15 works reflecting the artist's ability to use a variety of mediums. Music auditions should consist of two prepared selections of contrasting styles (and major scales up to 3 sharps and flats for instrumentalists). Theatre auditions should consist of two contrasting monologues, one minute each, that are age and gender fitting. Optionally, theatre students may also sing 16 bars of a song. Students electing to do this are responsible for bringing their own sheet music. Some auditions may be acapella depending on accompanist availability.

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