Invitation to Excellence participants receive a $2,000 scholarship toward Baylor tuition in the fall semester following high school graduation.* They are also eligible to apply for a limited number of full-tuition Faculty Scholarships, only available to students entering as freshmen in the following fall who participate in one of the academic groups. Those who are awarded Faculty Scholarships and are later named National Merit Finalists will be awarded room, board and general student fees as Faculty Scholars. Baylor also awards full-tuition Regent Scholarships to National Merit Finalists who list Baylor as their top college choice.
Please note: Invitation to Excellence is for graduating seniors only. A student can only attend the event once.
*Student athletes may not be eligible to accept the Invitation to Excellence award. Confer with your coach or Athletic Compliance regarding your eligibility if you are a prospective student athlete.
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Dinner with Baylor faculty
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The morning starts with a welcome session and overview of the academic groups, followed by a Baylor Life & Traditions session and a campus walking tour. This is followed by an early lunch at one of our Residential Restaurants to get fueled up for the afternoon's academic adventures.
12:00 – 3:15 p.m. - Academic Groups
Participants break up into their chosen academic groups. Please note, students must participate in the academic group in its entirety to be eligible for the Faculty Scholarship. Topics of exploration include:
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. - Closing Session
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Open House of Select Residence Halls
Note: There are also optional parents-only sessions scheduled throughout the day with information on scholarships and financial aid, the Honors College, Engaged Learning Groups and more.