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Borick Scholars Weekend

Borick Scholars Weekend

Discover Western’s School of Business through an immersive three-day experience.

Borick Scholars Weekend offers high school seniors the opportunity to showcase their skills and compete for a share of $100,000 in scholarships through engaging business challenges. This isn’t just your ordinary weekend; it’s a chance to connect with like-minded Mountaineers, dive into thrilling business challenges, and immerse yourself in Western’s campus. Plus, all expenses are on us– from awesome meals, to a designated bus from Denver Airport or Lakewood to campus, to cozy accommodations. Then to complete the experience, a Sunday excursion to Mount Crested Butte, featuring a free ski pass with included gear rentals or an alternate activity, exemplifies what Western is all about, blending top-notch academics with the incredible experiences our location has to offer. Borick Scholars Weekend is packed with business strategy, lasting memories, and the chance to truly dive into life as a Mountaineer!

Schedule

12:00 p.m. – Denver International Airport Pickup

12:30 p.m. – Lakewood RTD Pickup (1298 Wadsworth Boulevard)

5:00 p.m. – Arrival and check-in at Western’s campus in the Borick Business Building

5:30 p.m. – Dinner and Welcome at University Center South Ballroom

7:30 p.m. – Midnight or later ICE project Innovation Challenge at Borick Business Building

6:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Holiday Inn

8:00 a.m. – ICE Challenge Innovation Challenge continues at Borick Business Building

9:45 a.m. – Slides due from teams- Judges pre-meeting (without students)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Presentations (15 min each) Borick 104

12:00 p.m. – Judges post-meeting (without students)

12:00 p.m. – Lunch (Box Lunches)

12:30-1:45 p.m. – Admissions will give a campus tour

2:00-4:00 p.m. – Western staff conduct individual student interviews. (Schedules will be posted)

Free time and access to Mountaineer Field House available when not interviewing. This is a great time to grab coffee in downtown Gunnison with a Western student and ask them any questions about what it’s like to go to school here! Reach out – they are all excited to have you here and want to share their experience!

If you need rental equipment for Sunday, we will be doing trips to Gene Taylors to get gear when you are not interviewing.

4:30 p.m. Shuttle to Crested Butte for Awards Dinner

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Holiday Inn

7:30 a.m. – Shuttle leaves from Holiday Inn to Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

The Borick Scholars Fund will pay for equipment rentals (does not include clothing) and a day pass on the mountain to ski or ride, to truly gain a holistic perspective of what life is like as a Western student. The students who chose the alternative activity will be dropped off in the town of Crested Butte after the ski/snowboard students are dropped off at the mountain.

1:00 p.m. – Shuttle departs from Holiday Inn and goes directly to Denver Airport for drop-offs then drops off students at Lakewood RTD.

Flights this evening should not be scheduled earlier than 7:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided before leaving.

Questions

If you have questions, email Paula Mann at pmann@western.edu.

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