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Presidential Scholarship Competition

  • Presidential Scholarship

    The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious of the McPherson College scholarships and can be up to $6,000 per year. This award is in addition to the Merit Scholarship based on your GPA/ACT scores. This scholarship is awarded to all who qualify for a Presidential Scholarship Competition Day and is based on the following: a cognitive ability test, round table discussion, personal interview and high school academic record.

Combined Presidential plus Merit scholarships range from $12,000 to $21,000 per year for first time freshman and are renewed annually for four years provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

One full-tuition scholarship is awarded after all of the scholarship days are completed.

2019-2020 Presidential Scholarship Competition dates:

December 7, 2019
February 15, 2020
April 4, 2020

About the Competition

The scholarship assessment portion of the day includes the cognitive ability test, a round table discussion and personal interview. Students will also have an opportunity to visit with faculty regarding their major, meet current McPherson College students and be our guest at the Presidential Scholarship Luncheon. Professional dress by students is appreciated for this event.

Parents will have a separate schedule during the assessment portion of the day and will join students for the luncheon.

Acceptance to participate in a Presidential Scholarship Competition is based on your acceptance to McPherson College, the receipt of your official ACT scores and High School transcript. Applicants must meet a minimum combined GPA/ACT score.