Celebrating Student Scholars at
Two-Year Colleges

Montgomery College
June 1, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018!

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The Beacon Conference for Student Scholars at Two-Year Colleges since 1993

The Beacon Conference was established by mostly Honors faculty to recognize, celebrate, and showcase the academic achievements of outstanding students at community colleges in the mid-Atlantic region. It is held each year on the first Friday in June, and it encompasses a wide range of disciplines.

Why Beacon

  • Students submit complete, mentored papers
  • Submitted papers are ranked by professors according to the quality of scholarship and originality
  • The top three papers in each category will be entered as a conference panel
  • Four-year college professors serve as judges and they read the selected papers before the conference
  • Student presenters are judged based on the paper (70%) and the quality of the oral presentation (30%)
  • Panel winners and their mentors are recognized at the final award ceremony and each receive $100 awards.

The conference is supported by institutional membership fees, and there is no individual registration fee for the students.

New members are welcome!

Conference Submission Guidelines