Posted by William Nunnelley on 2006-02-14
Samford University has invited 100 top high school students from Alabama and across the nation to participate in its 2006 Scholars Day Monday, Feb. 20. The students will be interviewed as part of their competition for Beeson Scholarships or Presidential Scholarships to Samford. Beeson Scholars, who must graduate from Alabama high schools, receive a full scholarship and inclusion in programs designed for the most distinguished scholars. Presidential Scholars are selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated leadership qualities.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.