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Frequently Asked Questions

Advantage Scholars Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Advantage Scholars?

All incoming Furman freshmen who are recipients of the Duke, Hollingsworth, Jolley, Lay, Mickel and Townes scholarships are invited to attend. Four counselors who are current Furman students will also be attending.

What is the cost to attend Advantage Scholars?

Advantage Scholars is at no cost to you, other than travel expenses to and from Greenville. Your scholarship covers the cost of this program.

When does the program begin and end?

For 2020, we are planning to move Advantage Scholars to August. It will take place immediately prior to the start of Fall Orientation. Specific dates and more information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

Do I (and/or my parents) need to get a place to stay?

Lodging is provided on campus for students, and family members do not need to stay, although they may wish to if they are staying for fall orientation. Unlike orientation, there are no planned activities for parents—this is a students-only experience. 

Do I still need to attend fall orientation?

Yes. Advantage Scholars is NOT a substitution for fall orientation. 

If I am flying into GSP, will I need to arrange my own transportation to Furman?

Yes. We are unable to provide transportation to and from the airport.

How do I register?

Registration will be available later this summer. Incoming scholars will receive an email inviting them to register. 

What do I need to bring? How will I know what to pack?

Once you have registered, we will send you additional information including how to prepare and what to pack.

I still have questions. Whom should I contact?

You may email Jill Fuson, the Riley Institute’s Director of the Center for Critical Issues at or call Jill at 864-294-3280 or on her mobile at 864-313-6016.