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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 (online)

About the Competition

Online Presidential Scholarship Day:

Following recent recommendations limiting the size of gatherings, McPherson College has decided to move the upcoming Presidential Scholarship Competition on April 4 to an online event.

The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious award granted by McPherson College, and we are excited to transition to an online format to provide a great experience for you. One of our favorite aspects of the Presidential Scholarship Day is the time we spend with you and your family.   Upon registering for the event, you will receive information on how to start connecting with other students and those of us at McPherson College.