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  • Academic Contests

    High school seniors considering pursuing a degree at Gannon University are invited to participate in a virtual academic contest related to their anticipated field of study.  Gannon will award four-year awards, and participants can win between $500 - $3000 annually.

    Contest Guidelines

    • Students must be high school seniors at the time of the contest.
    • Students must enroll as full-time, undergraduates at Gannon University directly upon graduation from high school to have award money posted to their financial aid account.
    • Students must meet the full-time, regular admission requirements of the University. 
    • Students must be applicants to Gannon University before January 15, 2021 to have any award money posted to their financial aid account.   
    • Students may compete in only one of the academic contests.
    • Students must demonstrate outstanding performance on the contest.
    • Dependents of Gannon University employees are not eligible for additional scholarships.

    Additional Information

    • All contests will take no more than one hour to complete.
    • The amount of award money awarded will be based on individual performance.
    • The awards are renewable annually, provided that recipients maintain a 3.0 grade point average at Gannon.

    Academic Contests are being offered in the following areas: Business, Engineering & Computing, Humanities, Education, Social Science, Health Professions and Sciences.

    Business Contest

    This contest is open to high school seniors considering pursuing a Business degree at Gannon University.  Following a brief introduction, participants will individually compete in a computerized business simulation where they will purchase supplies, create their product, set a price... and start selling!

    The contest takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and start times occur every 30 minutes beginning at 1 pm EDT; with the last contest time starting at 3 pm EDT.  Select the link below to register for the time slot that works best for you.

    Engineering & Computing Contest

    This contest is open to high school seniors considering pursuing an Engineering, Computing or Cyber degree at Gannon University.  Following a brief introduction, students will individually compete in a contest comprised of questions in the fields of Biomedical, Environmental, Industrial & Robotics and Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering.  Contest distribution is based on your proposed field of study.

    Participants have 60 minutes from start of test to complete as many questions as possible.  Select the link below to register for a time slot that works best for you.

    Health Professions & Sciences Contest

    This contest is open to high school seniors considering pursuing a Health or Science degree at Gannon University.  Following a brief introduction, participants will individually compete in an online test that covers broad topics in biology and chemistry.

    The contest takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and start times occur every 30 minutes beginning at 1 pm EDT; with the last contest time starting at 3 pm EDT.  Select the link below to register for the time slot that works best for you.

    Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Contest

    This contest is open to high school seniors considering pursuing degrees in Advertising Communication, Criminal Justice, Digital Media Communication, Education, English, Foreign Language, History, Journalism Communication, Legal Studies, Mortuary Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Relations, Public Service & Global Affairs, Social Work, Theatre, Theology or are Undecided. Contest distribution is based on your proposed field of study.

    Participants have 60 minutes from start of contest to complete a writing prompt.  Select the link below to register for a time slot that works best for you.


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