How do you keep a presidential scholarship?

Yes. As a Presidential Scholar, you must fulfill certain requirements to remain eligible to continue to receive the award including: 1) successfully completing a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester and 2) obtaining either a 3.25 semester or cumulative GPA every semester or term.

What does a presidential scholarship include?

Students accepted as Presidential Scholars win a paid trip to Washington D.C. in June. They attend a special recognition ceremony at the White House and get a medallion. They also attend recitals, ceremonies in their honor, and visit local museums and monuments.

Can you lose the presidential scholarship?

You must maintain your USC academic standing. If you are academically disqualified by the USC Office of Academic Records and Registrar and the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (CAPP), you will automatically lose your scholarship.

What GPA do you need to keep the presidential scholarship?

This tuition-based award, based on academic performance and standardized test scores, is renewable for enrolled full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.

How many students get the Presidential Award?

Each year, up to 161 students are named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school students.

How many Presidential Scholar semifinalists are there?

Candidates are evaluated on their academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities, and an analysis of their essay. In late March, approximately 500 semifinalists are chosen by an independent, national committee of educators convened by the Commission on Presidential Scholars.

How many U.S. Presidential Scholars are there?

Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.