Bryan College: Christ Above All by Pat Wesolowski

Sixteen years ago our family was introduced to Bryan College when our oldest daughter, who was homeschooled, attended Summit Leadership Camp on the Bryan campus. We fell in love with Dayton, with Bryan College, and with Summit Ministries! Our oldest received a scholarship to Bryan and now, 16 years later, 2 of my youngest children (we have 9) are students at Bryan and I have been hired as a homeschool specialist.

What does Bryan have to offer homeschooled students?
Bryan College, a conservative, Christian college located in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, is very homeschool friendly. Realizing that homeschooling families do not
have the same resources as students who attend a brick and mortar school, Bryan is intentional in its desire to become a much needed resource for homeschooling families. Case in point, I have been homeschooling for 30+ years and did not find out until this past year that the PSAT that is given in the junior year is the test that determines the National Merit Scholarships (full ride to any college). The test is only given in October and it is a very inexpensive test. I only have one left in high school and he missed that opportunity because we were not aware of it. 

Not only do we have an incredible dual enrollment program, but qualifying Tennessee residents can receive $1200 towards dual enrollment fees while in high school! And, if you live close enough to Dayton to attend the classes on campus, you can!

Bryan College is one of the few Christian Colleges to place an emphasis on teaching what it means to understand and live out a biblical worldview. Our college has a team of students who conduct six hour seminars and they are willing to come to your area! In addition to the traveling Worldview Initiative, Bryan periodically hosts events at the college that are open to the public, and several events are specifically planned with homeschooling families in mind!

Bryan hosts Summit Leadership camps during July of each summer and those who attend this camp receive a $2,000 scholarship to Bryan,  renewable each year! In addition to that scholarship, Bryan offers a one time $1,000 homeschool scholarship. 

In February and March Bryan hosts two scholarship weekends for seniors in high school who have applied to Bryan and who have scored 24 or higher on the ACT. By attending one of these weekends the students will  earn an additional $500 to $5,000 in scholarship money. If your senior is qualified and you would like an invitation, let me know! There is still time to take the ACT and receive the score before the March weekend. (Check with me to see if there is a code for waiving the application fee.)

In May and June of this year Bryan will be hosting two trips to Italy for homeschooling students.  College credit will be earned during the 18 adventurous days that will bring art to life!

Bryan is also intentional about having a presence at upcoming curriculum fairs, college fairs, and conventions. If you host an event in the future, let us know!  In addition, I would love to speak to the members of  homeschooling groups. Feel free to email me and ask for a list of workshops topics in order to choose the one(s) that best suit your groups needs!

To find out more, check out the following links:

And, be sure to “like” our Facebook page in order to be kept abreast of upcoming events!

My email address is pat.wesolowski [dot] bryan [at] edu and I can be reached at either 423-775-4540 or 850-212-1232.  

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