#ScottieScholars: Scholars Weekend Recap

The college welcomed more than 200 future Scotties, along with their families and guests, to campus Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, for Scholars Weekend. 

Attendees hailed from 32 states, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands; and 9 future Scotties were legacies. The students enjoyed a motivating opening ceremony, led by President Lee Zak, and an inspiring closing ceremony featuring Vice President for Student Affairs Karen Goff. stepandrepeat1-1-1.jpg

Throughout the event, future members of the class of 2023 attended informative panels, such as the "Young Alumnae: Where Are They Now" panel, and "the SUMMIT Difference" panel. Attendees got their first taste of college academics through faculty-led mock-classes like “Other Worlds in Science and Fiction;” and “Medical Anthropology,” while also getting a dose of residence life by touring campus and enjoying a delicious meal in Evans Dining Hall. Additionally, prospective Scotties were able to get to know current Scotties, faculty and staff during the Scottie clubs and Scottie department fair events. The anxiety of the weekend’s scholarship interviews was put to rest with an entertaining game of dodgeball and tours of the Bradley Observatory during the Scottie sleep-in.

Future Scottie Zyra Shahbazi of Buford, Georgia, said her experience at Scholars Weekend was even better than she had initially anticipated. “I had the best time at Agnes,” Zyra said. “I made so many amazing friends and got a clearer picture of my future. Thank you, Agnes Scott!”

The Office of Admission would like to thank all the faculty, staff, current Scotties, alumnae and community members who volunteered their time, knowledge and skills to making Scholars Weekend a success.

Mark your calendars for the college’s second admitted student day, Achievement Weekend, March 24-25, 2019.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.