The nomination form for the Class of 2025 is closed. All nominations were due by 11:59 PM (PST) December 1, 2020.
About the Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (meal plan includes up to 21 meals per week), the general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight 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. 25 Presidential Scholarships are offered annually.
Each year, the University awards a portion of Presidential Scholarships to historically underrepresented students who have demonstrated leadership in their ability to make significant academic and social contributions to their school and communities. Eligible candidates are considered for both the Presidential Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship for historically underrepresented students. Examples of historically underrepresented students include but are not limited to those who identify as low-income (normally Pell Grant Eligible), African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or those who are the first in their family to pursue a college education. Eligible candidates for the Presidential Scholarship for historically underrepresented students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, although international students are welcome to apply for the Presidential Scholarship.