Presidential Scholarship Program at High Point University
The Presidential Scholarship Program at High Point University was inaugurated in 1976 in order to recognize and encourage entering freshmen who, during their high school careers, demonstrated outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship. The 2016 Presidential Scholarship program is scheduled for February 2016 and will allow invited, admitted students to add their initial scholarship to equal the ranges below.
The Presidential Scholarship Program supports several levels of fellowships and scholarships, including the following:
Presidential Fellowships ($9,000 - $20,000) are awarded annually to qualified freshmen. Because the Presidential Fellowship is renewable, provided the recipient maintains a predetermined grade-point average at HPU, the total value of the Presidential Fellowship is $36,000 to $60,000. In addition to the Presidential Fellowship, recipients receive a $1,000 stipend to be used toward a May-term study abroad program. The average SAT score of past Presidential Fellowship recipients is 1326 (critical reading & math sections). The average ACT score of past Presidential Fellowship recipients is 29 (composite score). The average GPA of past recipients is 3.9 (unweighted), and these students graduated in the top 10% of their class. These are not the only factors that determine scholarship awards and the quality of each year's scholarship applicant pool may change these averages.
The Selection Process
Your High Point University Undergraduate Admissions Application serves as your Presidential Scholarship Application – there is no separate application that you need to submit in order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship Program. Please know that students who apply Early Decision or Early Action will be given priority consideration for scholarships.
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. Top Presidential Scholarship candidates will be invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during a Presidential Scholarship Weekend in February. 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.
Only those persons invited to campus as a result of the preliminary evaluation may sit for interviews.