Annual Spectrum Scholarship Competition

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26th Annual Spectrum Scholarship Competition 

(Competition Registration is Closed!) 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Competition Invitees: Students will compete for 125 scholarships including five full-tuition awards.  Please note that dress for the day is casual and no calculators or other items are needed for the day's events. All applicants are automatically considered.  Please submit your completed application for admission by November 26, 2018. 

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Important Notice: Due to the nature of the Competition, the Competition will be held on this date regardless of weather conditions. Please allow adequate time for your safe travel to campus. For current local weather conditions visit WOODTV.COM

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.
10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

4 to 5:30 p.m.
Early Registration
Tour of Campus
Complimentary Lunch
Final Registration
Overview of Competition
Assessment Testing
Decision Making Exercise 
Writing Component
Reception for Students, Parents & Friends
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Wege Cafeteria
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

Academic Building
Academic Building
Albertus Hall
Wege Center

Parents & Friends Competition Schedule

1 to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 to 3 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Overview of Competition
Panel Discussion
with members of the Aquinas community representing:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Student Life (Dean of Students & Current Students)
Reception for Students, Parents & Friends
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Wege Center Ballroom

Wege Center


St. Thomas Parish offers a 5:00 p.m. service for those that would like to attend mass after the competition. St. Thomas parish is located next to Aquinas College at 1149 Wilcox Park Drive SE.

GR Entertainment
As Michigan's second largest city, Grand Rapids is full of fun and exciting things to do! The AQ Admissions Office has created a list of events happening in Grand Rapids the weekend of the Spectrum Scholarship Competition to help you make the most of your time in Grand Rapids.
Download Weekend Events (pdf)    More About Grand Rapids