Presidential Scholars

Student Success Initiatives

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The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at Florida State University. The Presidential Scholars Program invests in undergraduate students with extraordinary potential to be the transformational leaders of their generation. The community of Presidential Scholars includes critical and innovative thinkers who use their talents to make meaningful contributions to society. The program provides four years of support and is open to high school seniors who are admitted into the Florida State University Honors Program.

The highly competitive program attracts the best and brightest students to the University, but it doesn’t concentrate solely on academics. In addition to covering most tuition expenses, the scholarship provides funds for educational enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad and global scholars, research and creative endeavors, service-learning projects, public service internships and entrepreneurship development.

Our goal is to attract and retain exceptional students and provide them with the richest possible education experience. Currently, Presidential Scholars serves 105 students. With your help, we can grow this number to 120 and create an unparalleled learning environment for our students to excel.

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