Episode 1 Preview: 06/06
TEN GIFTED HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS COME TOGETHER IN LOS ANGELES TO COMPETE FOR A FULL RIDE TO THE COLLEGE OF THEIR CHOICE, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF ABC'S "THE SCHOLAR"
The opportunity of a lifetime is about to come true for one of America's best and brightest high school students in an original, one-hour unscripted series that will send that student to college, all expenses paid. For the chance at a full ride to the school of their choice, ten qualified high school seniors -- who might not otherwise have the means or opportunity to attend one of America's top universities -- will compete for a full scholarship, a prize valued at up to $240,000, in six one-hour episodes of "The Scholar," premiering MONDAY, JUNE 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In the premiere, "Episode 101," ten high school students arrive at the Los Angeles house where they will live for the next few weeks. They begin their intensive one-on-one interviews with an Ivy League scholarship committee, and already alliances and tensions begin to form as they become acquainted as roommates and competitors. Each week contestants take a pressure-filled, timed, written exam. Those with the two highest scores put their leadership skills to the test by choosing teams and guiding their groups through a series of math and physics challenges, all while the judges are evaluating every move. Finally, three of the contestants face off in a sudden death oral exam for a separate, $50,000 cash award which they can apply toward their college fund and which will qualify them for a spot in the finals and a chance at the grand prize of $240,000.
Filmed on location at the University of Southern California, "The Scholar" will be the first show ever to celebrate higher education as the ultimate American prize. "The Scholar" will present this very exciting opportunity to the following ten students:
Max C., Oakland, CA
Alyssa D., Yuba City, CA
Amari H., St. Charles, MO
Melissa H., Tarzana, CA
Davis L., Memphis, TN
Scot P., New Freedom, PA
Gerald T., Commerce, TX
Jeremy T., Westminster, CA
Elizabeth W., Buhl, ID
Milana Z., Fresh Meadows, NY
The grand prize, valued at up to $240,000, will be donated by The Broad Foundation.
Hosted by Rob Nelson ("The Rob Nelson Show"), "The Scholar" is filmed in and around the Los Angeles-based campus of the University of Southern California. The Ivy League scholarship committee consists of Marquesa Lawrence from University of California at Berkeley, and Shawn Abbott and Peter Johnson from Columbia University.
"The Scholar," produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, Martin/Stein and Carsey-Werner, is a concept based on an original idea by Jaye Pace, Shannon Meairs and Waxman Williams Entertainment. Steve Martin, Joan Stein, Jon Murray, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner serve as executive producers.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
Whoa that description sounds pretty intense. I may not be smart enough to recap this show (hopefully onetvslave will be able to interpret the physics bits for me). I guess what they mean about the final prize being worth up to $240,000 is that it depends what school the ultimate winner chooses to attend.
Hey Mariner, I may not be smart enough to read the recap. :lol
So what's the PG rating for? "Warning: You may actually learn something." :nerd :lol
Originally Posted by John
Maybe it's for language -- maybe there's a scene where a kid yells, "What the @#$#@ is the &^$#ing square root of pi?!" :laugh
Originally Posted by roseskid
$240,000 doesnt go a long way at Yale......
sudden death oral exam.......has a catchy ring to it......
I bet it has the PG rating because the self-proclaimed Romeo is slapped slilly more than once.....
That is quite the conundrum....
Originally Posted by Lucy
Well, it depends on how it's taxed but $60,000 per year is pretty darn good, even for Yale.
Originally Posted by museumguy
I can't find the exact payment schedule for Yale, Harvard or Princeton....but using NYU, as an example....tuition and fees...(they hide some.....) works out to almost 16,000 per year....room and board is 8,000 x 2 or 32,000 grand a year....plus books and cost of stuident life in NYC can be 40,000 and I think some universities are higher....(room and board in NYC always makes NYU expensive...) so assuming its taxed and that costs will rise....at some schools a payout of $250,000 will pay most but not all of the costs...
Ok so I exaggerated a bit...it would help at any school...:lol
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