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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Presidential Scholarships

Since 1992, Babson has awarded 20 Presidential Scholarships each year to highly deserving incoming first-year students.​ ​

Program Format

Presidential Scholars receive four-year, half-tuition scholarships, renewable each year with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Candidates for the Presidential Scholarship are evalu​ated based on the information in their admission applications; no separate application is required. The Presidential Scholars program is designed around the following themes:

  • ​​​​First year – Leadershi​p
  • Sophomore year – Career Considerations
  • Junior year – Multicultural and Global Perspectives
  • Senior year – Social Innovation and Philanthropy

Scholars meet monthly, with activities and invited guests supporting development around the four themes. Each cohort—a group of students that forms a tight-knit team throughout the program—also will explore new academic and professional areas of interest, reflect upon current events around the world, and work collaboratively to develop unique signature experiences.

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“The program adds an entirely new dimension to my experience at Babson, through the cohort experience, the mentoring, as well as the fun and social opportunities afforded to us. It adds so much value to the Babson experience that I would feel I am missing something big without it.”

– Adam Kershner '19​​​​​​​​


Additional Opportunities for Presidential Scholars

First-Year/Senior Retreat

iChoose career-planning workshop

Company and industry visits

Service projects

Opportunities to connect with Babson alumni

Outdoor team building adventure
Leadership workshops
Global Mindset workshops
Advising for Honors Program application
Advising for Fulbright Scholarship application
Networking with campus speakers and leaders of organizations