Presidential Scholarship

A full-tuition scholarship for first-time freshmen that recognizes exceptional academic performance.


Fall (August):  January 15
Spring (January): November 1

Minimum Requirements:

  • SAT (Critical Reading + Math) = 1300 or ACT = 29
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Personal essay (applicant chooses topic) of 400-500 words
  • Guidance/career counselor or Education USA Advisor must submit a Presidential Scholarship Nomination Form
    Nominations from agents/consultants are not accepted.
  • On-campus housing required for duration of study
  • Renewable up to 4 years

The Presidential Scholarship does not cover housing, food, living expenses, insurance and other fees; therefore, applicants on an F-1 or J-1 student visa must also submit a bank statement and affidavit of support to cover these expenses.

This scholarship is highly competitive, and not all students who meet the above criteria and application deadline will be selected to receive this award. Applicants who do not receive the Presidential Scholarship will still be considered for other merit-based scholarships.