About the Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 19 meals-perweek plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities.
The Presidential Scholarship Committee received nominations and applications from all qualified candidates from September 15, 2016 to December 1, 2016. The nomination and application period for the 2017-2018 academic year is closed.
Each year, of the 28 Presidential Scholarships offered, 6 scholarships are reserved for candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, first in their family to pursue a college education, and low income (generally Pell Grant eligible) students.