Fall 2024 High Point University Presidential Scholars Award (US Based)


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Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of November, 2023.

Scholarship Summary: 
The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes incoming domestic freshmen that demonstrate outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during high school. Presidential Scholarships are highly selective and are awarded to the top students in each class to enter High Point University.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must;
i. Obtain a minimum high school GPA of 3.58 (unweighted)
ii. Obtain a minimum SAT score of 1235 (Math & CR) or an ACT score of 25

Value of Scholarship: 
The High Point Presidential Scholars Awards are valued as follows;
i. Presidential Founder’s Scholarship: $30,000 - Full tuition {Average GPA: 4.0 (unweighted), Average SAT: 1550 (Math & CR), Average ACT: 34}
ii. Presidential Fellowship: $9,000 - $20,000 {Average GPA: 3.8 (unweighted), Average SAT: 1363 (Math & CR), Average ACT: 29}
iii. Presidential Scholarships: $5,000 - $11,000 {Average GPA: 3.58 (unweighted), Average SAT: 1235 (Math & CR), Average ACT: 25}

Presidential Scholarships are awarded at three different levels and are renewable over four years, as long as renewal GPA requirements are met. 

Scholarship Application Guide: 
i)  Your High Point University Undergraduate Admissions Application serves as your Presidential Scholars Application – there is no separate application that you need to submit in order to be considered for the Presidential Scholars Program. Please note that students must submit their application for admission by November 15 to be considered.

You may choose whether or not to submit official SAT or ACT scores from the College Board. If you do choose to submit standardized test scores, High Point University super scores the SAT and ACT. If a student has taken multiple versions of either test, the highest sub-scores within each test will be considered in totaling the final score for consideration. 

ii) An initial scholarship representing the majority or total of a student’s merit award is included in qualifying student’s acceptance to High Point University. 

iii)  Top Presidential Scholars candidates will be invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during a Presidential Scholars Weekend in February. Formal invitations will be sent to admitted students that qualify for this prestigious weekend.

iv)  All interviews will be conducted on the High Point University campus. Additional scholarship funds will be awarded in early March after interview teams and the University Scholarship Committee collaborate on each student’s qualifications and award decision.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the High Point University Presidential Scholarship Page.