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Gardner-Webb Welcomes 220 Students to Compete for Full-Tuition Ignite Excellence Scholarships

An Ignite scholar is welcomed by a person on the admissions staff

Number of Participants Increases by 20 Percent Over Last Year

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—An academically elite group of students will visit the Gardner-Webb University campus over four days to compete in the Ignite Excellence Scholarship program. About 120 students attended interviews on Jan. 27 and 28, and 100 more will participate in interviews on Feb. 3 and 4.

“This is a 20 percent increase compared to accepted students who attended last year’s scholarship days,” observed Julie C. Fleming, assistant vice president for Undergraduate Admissions. “They represent 13 states, and two students are from Germany.”

In addition to being interviewed, the students attend a department fair to learn about GWU’s comprehensive academic program with more than 80 majors and minors. They also take part in a student essentials session.

Fleming further noted that the students’ average high school GPA is 4.42. They compete  for one of eight full-tuition scholarships. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition for fall and spring semesters and are valued at $31,220.

Gardner-Webb offers a variety of financial aid packages. For more information about the admissions process, email [email protected]

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to six professional schools, 14 academic departments, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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