LINCOLN, Neb. — Up to 100 full ride scholarships to Union College are being offered as prizes this Sunday to high school juniors and seniors participating in the school’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is scheduled to coincide with this weekend’s Alumni Homecoming celebrations and is the first scholarship give-away of its kind in the history of Adventist higher education.
Eggs will be hidden all over the Union campus and participating high schoolers will be given 60 minutes to find an egg and finance their college education. “We are ‘go big or go home’ about recruitment around here,” said Union spokesperson Nancy Waggoner. “High schoolers that find eggs will have receive free tuition and board at Union for a minimum of four and a maximum of seven years. With premium meal plans.”
Union has taken an increasingly aggressive approach to recruitment in recent months, branding their tuition costs as “the best value in Adventist education” and offering minimum renewable scholarships of $6,500 and up to all admitted students.
More than 1000 students from dozens of high schools and academies across the country have pre-registered as qualifying participants for the Easter Egg Hunt as the last day for sign-ups is Friday, April 3. “It’s going to be a busy weekend,” said Waggoner. “Between the egg hunt and Homecoming we’ll easily triple our campus population over the next few days. With a little luck we’ll even give the likes of Southern a run for their recruitment money.”