U.S. Department of Education Announces 161 Students to be Honored as 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars (2023)

May 10, 2023

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today announced the 59thclass of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

TheWhite House Commission on Presidential Scholarsselects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic and technical excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.

Of the 3.7 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,000 candidates qualified for the 2023 awards determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT or ACT exams or through nominations made bychief state school officers, other partner recognition organizationsandYoungArts, the National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists.

As directed by Presidential Executive Order, the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in career and technical education.

Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored over 8,000 of the nation's top-performing students. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

The Presidential Scholars Class of 2023 will be recognized for their outstanding achievement this summer with an online recognition program.

A complete list of 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars follows and is also available athttp://www.ed.gov/psp.

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Scholars for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program —May 2023

* Scholar for U.S. Presidential Scholar in Arts.
** Scholar for U.S Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education.

  • AK – Anchorage –Jackson Powell Church,Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • AK – Anchorage –Lillian Yang,West Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • AL – Calera –Stanley Jerome Stoutamire Jr.,John Carroll High School, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • AL – Mountain Brook –Sophia Li,Mountain Brook High School, Mountain Brook, Alabama.
  • Americans Abroad – Beijing, China –Ashley Zhou,Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire.
  • Americans Abroad – Tumon, Guam –Jin Z. Chung,John's School, Tumon Bay, Guam.
  • AR – Conway –Neil Sash,Episcopal Collegiate School, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • AR – Little Rock –Sydney Elizabeth Massey,eStem High Public Charter School, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • AR – Little Rock –Mariam Tariq Parray,Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • AZ – Paradise Valley –Tyler Ming-Fei Tam,Phoenix Country Day School, Paradise Valley, Arizona.
  • **AZ – Phoenix –Tej Sandeep Desai,Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • AZ – Phoenix –Rachana R. Gurudu,BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • *AZ – Tucson –Zakiriya Hilal Alem Gladney,University High School, Tucson, Arizona.
  • *CA – Berkeley –Gavin Ray Trotmore,Berkeley High School, Berkeley, California.
  • *CA – Castro Valley –Zoe Wijesekara Dorado,Castro Valley High School, Castro Valley, California.
  • *CA – Irvine –Lauren Mei,Orange County High School of the Arts, Santa Ana, California.
  • *CA – Los Angeles –Raisa B. Effress,Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, California.
  • *CA – Los Angeles –Fallon Carys Sungah Ryu-Dern,Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, California.
  • CA – Morgan Hill –Aaron Hieu Tran,Ann Sobrato High School, Morgan Hill, California.
  • *CA – Newport Beach –Sophia Ann Rabin,Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Beach, California.
  • CA – San Jose –Annmaria K. Antony,Harker School, San Jose, California.
  • *CA – San Jose –Miranda A. Lu,Leland High School, San Jose, California.
  • **CA – Sunnyvale –Sezen S. Musa,Adrian C. Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, California.
  • *CA – Van Nuys –Alejandro T. Lombard,Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, California.
  • CA – Walnut Creek –Elane Kim,Stanford University Online High School, Stanford, California.
  • CO – Colorado Springs –Dana Ko,Pine Creek High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • **CO – Denver –Katherine Jordan Little,Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, Colorado.
  • CO – Westminster –Karthik Reddy,Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado.
  • CT – Riverside –Ambika Grover,Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • CT – Wilton –Lukas Koutsoukos,Wilton High School, Wilton, Connecticut.
  • DC – Washington –Sophia Hall,Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • DC – Washington –Saul Villatoro,Francis L. Cardozo High School, Washington, D.C.
  • **DE – Dover –Samra Iman Iqbal,Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, Delaware.
  • **DE – Dover –Puiyee Kong,Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, Delaware.
  • DE – Newark –Suhani Bhatt,Newark Charter School, Newark, Delaware.
  • DE – Newark –Tatyana Rashid,MOT Charter School, High School Campus, Middletown, Delaware.
  • DE – Wilmington –Carter B. Ross,Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington, Delaware.
  • FL – Delray Beach –Kiran C. Spencer,American Heritage School Boca/Delray, Delray Beach, Florida.
  • FL – Oviedo –Ishika Nag,Oviedo High School, Oviedo, Florida.
  • FL – Palmetto Bay –Luke Linxiao Yang,Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, Florida.
  • **GA – Duluth –Sahil Sood,Lambert High School, Suwanee, Georgia.
  • GA – Marietta –Jack Xu,George Walton High School, Marietta, Georgia.
  • **GA – Suwanee –Aira Dani,Northview High School, Duluth, Georgia.
  • GA – Watkinsville –Michelle Li,North Oconee High School, Bogart, Georgia.
  • HI – Honolulu –Anabel Kinsey,Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • HI – Honolulu –Holden Michael Schermer,Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • **HI – Kaaawa –Vaeanui Paiarii Peck,Kahuku High School, Kahuku, Hawaii.
  • IA – Cedar Rapids –Tejas Kishan Gururaja,Linn-Mar High School, Marion, Iowa.
  • IA – Diagonal –Alaina Marie Whittington,Diagonal Jr-Sr High School, Diagonal, Iowa.
  • **IA – Johnston –Eshaan S. Chandani,Johnston High School, Johnston, Iowa.
  • IA – West Des Moines –Claire Gu,Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa.
  • ID – Boise –Shiva Aaron Rajbhandari,Boise High School, Boise, Idaho.
  • ID – Idaho Falls –Claire S. Yoo,Idaho Falls High School, Idaho Falls, Idaho.
  • IL – Evanston –Emmet Jeremiah Ebels Duggan,Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois.
  • **IL – Naperville –Maxwell L. Neri,Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois.
  • IL – Naperville –Yina Wang,Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, Illinois.
  • IN – Carmel –Archit Kalra,Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana.
  • IN – Carmel –Amogha Medha Paleru,Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana.
  • *IN – Fort Wayne –Bayan Yunis,Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
  • KS – Leawood –Elizabeth Rushing Place,Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, Kansas.
  • KS – Overland Park –Luke Wen-Tsu Chen,Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, Kansas.
  • **KY – Bardstown –Cecelia Ann Rogers,Nelson County High School, Bardstown, Kentucky.
  • KY – Bowling Green –Beatriz Oliveira Antunes,South Warren High School, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  • KY – Russell –Arnav Dharmagadda,Russell High School, Russell, Kentucky.
  • LA – Baton Rouge –Daniel Z. Liu,Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • *LA – Ponchatoula –Khalil J. McKnight,Hammond High School, Hammond, Louisiana.
  • LA – Shreveport –Ananya Bhatia,Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • **MA – East Falmouth –Henry C. Knox,Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational High School, Bourne, Massachusetts.
  • MA – N. Chelmsford –Ranjana Ramesh,Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • *MA – Wellesley –Katherine E. Liu,Wellesley High School, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
  • MA – Westford –Sol Kim,Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
  • **MA – Worcester –Alijandro Ian Mendoza,Worcester Vocational High School, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • MD – Bethesda –Maya Naomi Lall,Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • MD – Boyds –Andrew Z. Yuan,Poolesville Senior High School, Poolesville, Maryland.
  • *MD – Manchester –Cassidy May Reigel,Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • ME – Falmouth –Patrick Michael Wahlig,Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Maine.
  • ME – Falmouth –Coco Leqi Xu,Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Maine.
  • MI – Bloomfield Hills –Adnan Mahir Khan,International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
  • MI – Portage –Simar Bhatia,Portage Central High School, Portage, Michigan.
  • MN – Maple Grove –Stavya Arora,Maple Grove Senior High School, Maple Grove, Minnesota.
  • MN – Maple Grove –Matthew Chen,Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minnesota.
  • **MO – Brunswick –Hannah N. Rice,Brunswick R-II High School, Brunswick, Missouri.
  • MO – Farmington –Diep H. Phan,Farmington High School, Farmington, Missouri.
  • MO – St. Louis –Max Yang,Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • MS – Hattiesburg –Madison G. Echols,Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science, Columbus, Mississippi.
  • MS – Madison –Leo Mei,Madison Central High School, Madison, Mississippi.
  • MT – Big Sky –Jessie Bough,Lone Peak High School, Big Sky, Montana.
  • MT – Bozeman –Marten Cooper Hartshorn,Bozeman High School, Bozeman, Montana.
  • NC – Chapel Hill –Clara Cecilia Brodey,East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • **NC – Harrisburg –Josiah Hailey Young,Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg, North Carolina.
  • *NC – Kings Mountain –Georgia Elizabeth Greene,Cleveland Innovation Academy, Shelby, North Carolina.
  • NC – Matthews –Nipun Gorantla,Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, North Carolina.
  • ND – Bismarck –Srinath B. Kandooru,Century High School, Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • ND – Bismarck –Annelise Klein,Century High School, Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • **ND – Grand Forks –Kaylee Mae Kirkeby,Grand Forks Central High School, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • NE – Omaha –Abhirup Chandra Are,Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • NE – Omaha –Sarah Jane Wood,Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • NH – Dover –Aaron Joy,Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.
  • NH – Hanover –Sora S. Shirai,Hanover High School, Hanover, New Hampshire.
  • NJ – Bridgewater –Andrew C. Noviello,Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • NJ – Cedar Knolls –Ian Liu,Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
  • *NJ – Cherry Hill –Christopher Y. Shin,Cherry Hill High School East, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
  • NJ – Ho-Ho-Kus –Sebastián N. Anderson,Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, New Jersey.
  • NJ – Howell –Camryn Nicole Bartone,Freehold Township High School, Freehold, New Jersey.
  • NJ – Mountain Lakes –Katherine Chen,Mountain Lakes High School, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.
  • NM – Los Alamos –Brian L. Han,Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  • NM – Rio Rancho –Emma Elizabeth Clayton,The ASK Academy, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
  • NV – Henderson –Troy Warren Harris,Clark High School, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • NV – Las Vegas –Amy Choi,The Meadows School, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • **NV – Las Vegas –Amy Park,West Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • NY – Armonk –Samantha Maya Milewicz,Byram Hills High School, Armonk, New York.
  • NY – Flushing –Samara Baksh,The Spence School, New York, New York.
  • *NY – New York –George Porteous,The Dalton School, New York, New York.
  • NY – Old Westbury –Kevin Zhu,Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York.
  • NY – Oyster Bay –Sabrina Guo,Syosset High School, Syosset, New York.
  • OH – Highland Heights –Pranav Sompalle,Mayfield High School, Mayfield, Ohio.
  • OH – Mason –Sanjana M. Velu,William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio.
  • **OH – West Chester Township –Jay G. Patel,Butler Tech Bioscience Center, West Chester Township, Ohio.
  • OK – Bartlesville –Joyce Yang,Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
  • OK – Oklahoma City –Jeffrey Connor Evans,Casady School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • OK – Oklahoma City –Lindsay Flores,Western Heights High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • OR – Albany –Caroline Xingyan Gao,West Albany High School, Albany, Oregon.
  • OR – Portland –Rishab K. Jain,Westview High School, Portland, Oregon.
  • PA – Chester Springs –William L. Pan,Downingtown High School-East Campus, Exton, Pennsylvania.
  • *PA – West Chester –Vibha Janakiraman,PA Leadership Charter School, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • PA – Wynnewood –Hannah Gao,Harriton High School, Rosemont, Pennsylvania.
  • PR – Dorado –Alia Sofia Marrero-Alttar,John's School, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • PR – Dorado –Jose Antonio Puig Camacho,Tasis School in Dorado, Dorado, Puerto Rico.
  • RI – Cranston –Julia Martins,The Greene School, West Greenwich, Rhode Island.
  • RI – East Greenwich –Cayetano Sanchez IV,East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
  • SC – Columbia –Cathy Tang,Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • SC – Spartanburg –Cam Srivastava,Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • SD – Rapid City –Evelyn Violet Haar,Stevens Senior High School, Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • SD – Sioux Falls –Andrew J. Nguyen,Sioux Falls Jefferson High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • TN – Sevierville –Mara Wren Klein,Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
  • TN – Thompsons Station –Nate Martinez,Independence High School, Thompson Station, Tennessee.
  • *TX – Dallas –Zariyah M. Perry,Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas.
  • *TX – Dallas –Cole Willis,Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas.
  • TX – San Antonio –Hannah Guan,BASIS San Antonio Shavano Campus, San Antonio, Texas.
  • TX – Spring –Zhuo Qi Chen,The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands, Texas.
  • TX – The Woodlands –Siddhu Pachipala,The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands, Texas.
  • UT – Salt Lake City –Michael Ogden Chen,Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah.
  • UT – Salt Lake City –Priyanka Mathews,Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah.
  • **UT – Salt Lake City –Aaron Wang,Skyline High School, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • *VA – Fairfax –Mira Iris Kim,Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • VA – Fairfax –Teja Koduru,Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • VA – Falls Church –Emily Ocasio,New School Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia.
  • VA – McLean –Emma E. Cox,Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • VA – Vienna –Mayra Rios,James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia.
  • VT – Essex –Adowyn Mulligan Byrne,Essex High School, Essex Junction, Vermont.
  • VT – Williston –Samuel John Yager,Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, Vermont.
  • WA – Redmond –Lora Kwon,Redmond High School, Redmond, Washington.
  • WA – Sammamish –Arihant Singh,Nikola Tesla Stem High School, Redmond, Washington.
  • WI – Brookfield –Ananya Bhatt,Brookfield Central High School, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  • WI – Glendale –Ethan Mark Zentner,Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin.
  • WI – Medford –Saskatoon Robert Fuzz Damm,Medford Area Senior High School, Medford, Wisconsin.
  • WV – Lynco –Dalton S. Cook,Westside High School, Clear Fork, West Virginia.
  • WV – Morgantown –Rania Zuri,Morgantown High School, Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • **WV – Shinnston –Isabella Mackenzie Herrod,Liberty High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia.
  • WY – Laramie –Audrey Su-Wai Yeung,Laramie High School, Laramie, Wyoming.
  • WY – Sheridan –Cameron Nicholas Reckard,Sheridan High School, Sheridan, Wyoming.
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How many people get the Presidential Scholars Award? ›

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

How do you get invited to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program? ›

Students are nominated through their Chief State School Officer. Each CSSO can nominate up to five candidates who meet the U.S. Presidential Scholars candidacy requirements. Candidacy materials are mailed to the selected students, and they are invited to apply to the program.

How many people can a school nominate for U.S. presidential scholar? ›

School nominations are due to DESE for consideration. Commissioner selects up to 20 students (no more than 10 male and 10 female) nominees for the General Category, and up to 5 total (of any gender) for the Career Technical Education (CTE) Category.

Is U.S. Presidential Scholar a big deal? ›

Earning a Presidential Scholarship is one of the nation's highest honors for high school seniors.

What are the chances of getting a presidential scholarship? ›

Eligibility and selection process
DesignationNumber of candidatesRatio
Presidential Scholar Candidate4500 (approx.)1 in 800
Presidential Scholar Semifinalist800 (approx.)1 in 4,500
Presidential Scholar121 in academics, 20 in arts, 20 in career & technical education1 in over 22,000
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How prestigious is Presidential Scholars? ›

It is prestigious: Being named a Presidential Scholar is considered one of the nation's highest honors for high school students, showcasing your exceptional academic achievements and talents.

What SAT score do you need to be a presidential scholar? ›

It is about being a leader, role model, and active member in the community through personal service. While a 2400 SAT score doesn't hurt to be nominated, it is not the only thing that matters. It is precisely this that makes the US Presidential Scholars Program different from other academic awards.

What is the benefit of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program? ›

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program. Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements.

How do you get a U.S. presidential award? ›

Grade Point Average: Students are to earn a grade point average of 90 on a 100 point scale, (an A on a letter scale or a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale). When computing grade point averages at the respective award level, only the years at that level are to be included through the fall semester of the exiting grade.

Who qualifies for presidential nomination? ›

Legal requirements for presidential candidates have remained the same since the year Washington accepted the presidency. As directed by the Constitution, a presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.

What is the most common way to nominate presidential candidates in the United States? ›

Today, in 48 states, individuals participate in primaries or caucuses to elect delegates who support their presidential candidate of choice. At national party conventions, the presidential contender with the most state delegate votes wins the party nomination.

How many times can someone be nominated for president? ›

Text. Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

What is the Obama scholarship? ›

This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. Jump to full eligibility requirements. The application for the 2023-2024 Voyager Scholarship is now closed.

What is the Platinum Presidential Scholar award? ›

The Platinum Presidential Scholarship at Oakland University, isn't application-based, according to Bierley. All students are considered for it and awarded to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.90 or higher and score of 1450 or higher on the SAT (ACT composite score of 33 or higher).

What is the U.S. Presidential academic award? ›

President's Education Awards Program. Founded in 1983, the President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors graduating elementary, middle and high school students for their achievement and hard work.

How rare is full scholarship? ›

Less than 1 percent of students get full ride scholarships, showing just how difficult it is to earn one. However, with the right background, proper planning and by knowing where to look, your chances of landing a full ride scholarship can increase.

How rare is it to win a scholarship? ›

Full-ride scholarships are awarded to only about 0.1% of students (Wignall, 2021). Nearly just as rare are full-tuition scholarships, which are awarded to only 1.5% of students (ThinkImpact, 2021). A regular high school student may have the qualifications for as many as 50 to 100 scholarships (Dickler, 2021).

How much money is Villanova Presidential Scholarship? ›

Presidential Scholarship finalists (those who are invited to participate in the interview process) who are admitted to Villanova University are offered the highest of our partial scholarships ($16,000/yr) and can apply, if eligible, for other scholarships and awards through the Office of Financial Assistance.

What is the governor's best and brightest scholarship MSLP? ›

Additional Information: The Governor's Best and Brightest Scholarships provide Montana residents with greater access to Montana's postsecondary institutions and Montana's tribal colleges, through scholarship grants based on academic achievement and financial need.

How much is a presidential scholarship at Drake University? ›

Scholarship Availability

There is a one-time, $5,000 scholarship for AT1. Undergraduate awards available for 3 years or until the first year of the OTD program (O1). There is a one-time, $5,000 scholarship for O1.

Does Flagler College give athletic scholarships? ›

Flagler College offers a variety of scholarships—from academic to athletic and more.

Is 1700 SAT score good? ›

As expected, however, the higher the score, the better—regardless of the school you plan to attend. If you are considering a school with more average-based acceptance requirements, an SAT exam score of 1500 to 1700 is a perfectly acceptable goal.

Can high school graduates take the SAT? ›

Thankfully, you can take the SAT after you graduate high school. While it's true that most SAT test takers are under the age of 25, with most taking the SAT to apply to college while still in high school, the College Board will not bar you from taking the SAT if you're not enrolled in high school anymore.

What SAT for John Hopkins? ›

Admissions Summary

Students that get into Johns Hopkins University have an SAT score between 1460–1560 or an ACT score of 34–35. Regular applications are due January 4.

What does the Commission on Presidential Scholars do? ›

The Commission on Presidential Scholars selects and honors the Presidential Scholars, a group of graduating high school seniors of exceptional talent and commitment to public service.

What is a presidential fellow scholarship? ›

Presidential Fellows are students who promise to combine outstanding intellectual or creative ability with the capacity to play an important leadership role not only in the Society of Fellows, but also in their respective disciplines and beyond.

What is a merit scholarship based on? ›

Merit-based aid goes to students based on their academic and/or extracurricular achievements rather than their financial need. Scholarships are the most common type of merit-based aid. Students may receive scholarships from nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and colleges and universities.

What GPA do you need to get a presidential award? ›

Grade Point Average: Students are to earn a grade point average of 90 on a 100 point scale, (an A on a letter scale or a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale).

How hard is it to get the presidents award? ›

To receive the President's Award for Educational Excellence, students must be enrolled in elementary, middle, or high school, they must meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.

What is the highest award a president can give? ›

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award of the United States, along with the Congressional Gold Medal.

What are the two ways to get the nomination for president? ›

Primaries and caucuses are two ways that people help states and political parties choose presidential nominees.

What are three conditions to become a U.S. presidential nominee? ›

Candidates for president must:
  • Be a natural-born citizen of the United States.
  • Be at least 35 years old.
  • Have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.
Apr 6, 2023

Is it hard to get a congressional nomination? ›

Because of the large number of qualified candidates, the nomination process is extremely competitive.

What are the 5 methods of nomination? ›

Parliamentary procedure
  • by the chair.
  • from the floor (open nominations)
  • by a committee.
  • by ballot.
  • by mail.
  • by petition.

What are the unwritten qualifications for President? ›

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident ...

Who is predicted to be President in 2024? ›

Top 5 Candidates, 2024 US Presidential Election
1️⃣ Joe Biden+15040.0%
2️⃣ Donald Trump+25028.6%
3️⃣ Ron DeSantis+50016.7%
4️⃣ Robert F. Kennedy Jr.+20004.8%
5️⃣ Kamala Harris+25003.8%
May 18, 2023

Can someone be President for a third time? ›

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

Can a former President run for Vice President? ›

No, a former president cannot become vice president.

Two laws prevent this from happening. The 22nd amendment to the Constitution states that a president cannot serve for longer than two terms. The 12th amendment states that an individual cannot run for the vice presidency if they are not eligible to be president.

How many times did Biden run for nomination? ›

Joe Biden, current president of the United States (2021–present), former vice president (2009–2017), and former U.S. senator from Delaware (1973–2009), has sought the presidency four times.

What is the GPA requirement for Obama scholarship? ›

What are the requirements to stay in the program? To be eligible to renew their scholarship for their senior year, students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

How many credit hours do you need for the Obama scholarship? ›

The renewal criteria for the Obama Scholars Program includes: complete 24 ASU credit hours by the end of each academic year. maintain an ASU cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Do you have to live on campus for Obama scholarship? ›

While living on campus is not required for an incoming freshman, the rate of student success and persistence is higher when students have the opportunity to participate in living in a campus community environment.

Is being a presidential scholar a big deal? ›

Earning a Presidential Scholarship is one of the nation's highest honors for high school seniors.

What is the highest honor award in school? ›

Summa cum laude is for students who have graduated "with the highest distinction." There is no universal standard about GPA or other metrics for granting the honors, rather, it is up to each individual school or university, In some cases, individual departments may determine what constitutes the award.

How prestigious is Presidential Scholarship? ›

It is prestigious: Being named a Presidential Scholar is considered one of the nation's highest honors for high school students, showcasing your exceptional academic achievements and talents.

How many students get the Presidential award? ›

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

How do you get a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award? ›

Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States.

What is the president's list for academic excellence? ›

The president's list is an award for undergraduates who achieve a 4.0 GPA. Unlike the dean's list, part-time students are eligible for the president's list. The award is issued each semester.

How many Jefferson scholars are nominated? ›

Application to the scholarship is by invite only, and around 30 scholars are selected annually from a direct pool of 6,000 nominating schools, each able to nominate one student. Scholars have included 22 Rhodes Scholars and Marshall Scholars, Olympians, Pulitzer Prize winners and others.

How many people become National Merit scholars? ›

Of the 15,000 Finalists, about 8,000 receive Merit Scholarship awards. All Finalists are considered for one of the 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.

How many people get the Coolidge scholarship in a year? ›

Three or four students are selected for the scholarship each year, while 100 top candidates become Coolidge Senators.

How many people get the Presidential Scholarship at BU? ›

Approximately 3% of the first-year students receive this scholarship every year. It is one of the prestigious awards that is available to all first-year international students and does not have too many requirements to be the winner.

How hard is it to get the Jefferson Scholarship? ›

The University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship is a prestigious and highly competitive UVA scholarship. Thousands of students from all around the world are nominated every year to become Jefferson Scholars. They pass through multiple selection rounds that include writing several Jefferson Scholarship essays.

What are the benefits of the Jefferson Scholarship? ›

The stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses. Jefferson and Walentas Scholars have an opportunity to network and build relationships with the Foundation's diverse and accomplished community of Scholars, Fellows, alumni, volunteers, and staff.

What is the GPA for Jefferson? ›

Degree & GPA

GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is strongly recommended. Degree Requisite: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of the program.

Does a 1400 PSAT qualify for National Merit? ›

Does a 1400 PSAT Qualify for National Merit? Based on the scores of real grade 11 students who took the PSAT, a score of 1400 puts you in the 97th percentile. You may not qualify for the National Merit Scholarship with this score: it also depends on the cut-off scores of your state.

How hard is it to be a National Merit Scholar? ›

Winning a National Merit Scholarship is a fairly difficult undertaking. Each year, the NMSC screens approximately 1.5 million qualifying entrants. Of those entrants, only about 16,000 students will be named Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores and other achievements.

What PSAT score do you need to be a National Merit Scholar? ›

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How many people get the Susan Buffett scholarship? ›

The Susan T Buffett scholarship is awarded to about 1,000 Nebraska high school graduates each spring. The students are selected based on financial need and partly on the strength of their application, essay, and references.

Who receives the most scholarships? ›

As the latest scholarship statistics reflect, entering a four-year private nonprofit institution gives students the highest chance of being awarded a scholarship. At 62%, students from private for-profit institutions are the most likely to receive grants from the federal government (Hanson, 2021).

How much is the Coolidge scholarship worth? ›

The top one hundred applicants who don't become Coolidge Scholars can become Coolidge Senators. This prestigious program awards a one-time scholarship of $1,000. Coolidge Senators attend the Senators' Summit every summer in Washington, D.C. They explore D.C. and learn about President Coolidge.

How much is the Obama scholarship? ›

Participants in the Obama Scholars Program are automatically awarded $3,000 in Federal Work-Study. Scholarships — Gift assistance awarded by ASU and private donors that recognizes exceptional achievement.

How many people get the Bill Gates scholarship a year? ›

Each year, the 300 Gates Scholarship winners receive an award to cover the total cost of college, minus financial aid, other scholarships for college, and the expected family contribution.

Do you need to fill out the FAFSA for merit scholarships? ›

The short answer is yes, you can get scholarships without the FAFSA. But, not filing the FAFSA may limit your scholarship opportunities.


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