Presidential Scholars receive four-year, half-tuition scholarships, renewable each year with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates for the Presidential Scholarship are evaluated 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 – Leadership
- 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.