U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Special Projects & Constituent Services

2014-2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program


The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/psp.


For the program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • are or will be U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent U.S. Residents by the application deadline;
  • graduate or receive a diploma between January and August of 2015, the current program year;
  • demonstrate leadership, character and involvement in and service to the community in addition to outstanding scholarship.

2014-2015 Application



All applications must be received by Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Contact Information
Arizona Department of Education
Special Project & Constituent Services
U.S. Presidential Scholars Office
1535 West Jefferson, Bin 2
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Tel.: (602) 542-3710 Fax: (602)364-1532
Program Coordinator: Karla Bravo
Email: Karla.Bravo@azed.gov