U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

2017-2018 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. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year many students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

2017-2018 U.S Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program

During President Obama’s term of office, he amended the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program to include recognition for excellence among students in career and technical education. In addition to general academic candidates, up to 161 nominees in career and technical education will be honored.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

To view and print out a copy of the 2017-2018 Program Application, please find here.