Founder's Scholarship FAQ's
When can I compete in The
During the Thursday preceding the Inviso Official Campus
Visit weekends. You must register for both events online.
- Thursday, March 27th - Inviso VI
Where does Founders' take place?
The competition will begin at Grand Central Station in Midtown
Manhattan. We will meet at the center information desk and clock at the
middle of the atrium in Grand Central at 1:30pm. The address is 87 E 42nd
Street New York, NY 10017. From there, we will go down to our main campus
Our address is 56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004. We are located in the
Financial District of the city. You will presenting your speeches in the
Founders’ Room on campus.
What should I wear?
How do I sign up?
Please sign up in our events registration page.
When is my essay due?
All papers must be submitted through our
online submission form or
through the unique link that we emailed to you by the time you arrive on
campus to give your presentation.
When do I turn in my presentation?
Please email your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org the day before you
are on campus so each presentation can be loaded by the time we start.
Please convert all presentation in Powerpoint. Prezi may be used. You will
be using The King’s College computer and you will not need to bring your
What if I cannot afford to get to New York City?
Contact your counselor in the office of admissions to ask about
financial help with travel expenses. Our phone number is (212) 659-3610.
Who is eligible to compete in Founders'?
Any High school senior or transfer student who has applied for
admission and submitted official SAT or ACT scores. All participants must
have either a composite ACT score of 24 or higher or a composite SAT score
of 1650 or higher.
How long should my essay be?
1200-1500 words. Please double space and use MLA format when citing
How long should my speech be?
3-5 minutes. You will lose points by going over or under the time
limit. A media component or prop must be used during the presentation.
Who will I present to?
There will be a panel of judges comprised of one faculty member,
one staff member and one former Founders' winner. After your presentation,
two questions will be asked by the judges concerning the material in your
presentation. You will also present in front of the other participants who
are in attendance. Parents will not be in the room. We will be recording the
presentations and the winners will be posted online.
When will the winner be announced?
Friday, March 14th 2014
Should I use a visual aid during my presentation?
Yes. In fact, you must use some kind of visual aid or media in your
How similar should my presentation be to my essay?
The essay is more academic in nature and the presentation gives you
an opportunity to share of the same information in a more creative format
Why should I participate in The Founders' Competition?
Previous applicants, whether they won one of the four full-tuition
scholarships or not, have identified the competition as an ideal setting to
learn about the quality of a King’s education and the caliber of their
future peers. Long term relationships are built and it allows students to
develop their comprehension of integrating culture and education.
What is the team building exercise?
You will be asked use your critical thinking and teamwork skills in order to
solve a problem. There is nothing you need to be prepare beforehand.
What if I have more questions?
Please email email@example.com. Our
phone number is 212-659-3610.