Where does Founders take place?
The competition will begin on campus at The King’s College. We will meet in the first floor admissions lobby at 2:30 PM. The address is 56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, at the corner of Broadway and Exchange Place, in the Financial District.
What should I wear?
How do I sign up?
Please sign up in our events registration page. Click here.
What is this year’s prompt?
This year’s prompt: Research an institution or company in New York City with which you would like to intern during your time at King’s. Describe that institution’s contributions and influence on culture, business or society in NYC, the US, and/or the world. What are your goals for your future, and how would this dream internship help reach those goals? How would this experience, the institution or company, and your goals align with the mission of King’s?
When is my essay due?
When do I turn in my presentation?
Please email your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org the Monday 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 own.
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 1190 or higher.
Is the scholarship renewable for all 4-years?
Yes, students who receive the Founders Scholarship must maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, full-time status, and may not be placed on academic or disciplinary probation while at King’s.
How long should my essay be?
1200-1500 words. Please double space and use MLA format when citing references. The Works Cited page is excluded from the word count.
How long should my speech be?
4-5 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 faculty and staff members. 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?
Early April 2018.
Should I use a visual aid during my presentation?
Yes. In fact, you must use some kind of visual aid or media in your presentation.
How similar should my presentation be to my essay?
Your essay should be an academic essay, written in a formal style. Your presentation allows you to summarize the main points of your paper and share interesting information in a more creative way.
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. Students who compete in The Founders Competition but do not win the full tuition scholarship are also eligible to receive honorable mention awards of varying amounts.
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 prepare beforehand.
What if I have more questions?
Please email email@example.com. Our phone number is 212-659-3610.