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Presidential Scholarship Program

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 2014 Presidential Scholarship program is scheduled for February 2014. Invited students will be assigned to attend one of the scholarship program weekends.

 

The 2014 Awards Program

The Presidential Scholarship Program supports several levels of fellowships and scholarships, including the following:

Presidential Founder ScholarshipsPresidential Founder Scholarships ($30,000) are awarded annually to qualified freshmen. Because the Presidential Founder Scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a grade-point average at HPU of 3.5 or higher, the total value of the Presidential Founder Scholarship is $120,000. In addition, recipients receive a $1,000 stipend to be used toward a short-term Study Abroad program. The average SAT score of past Presidential Founder Scholarship recipients is 1560 (critical reading & math sections). The average ACT score of past Presidential Founder Scholarship recipients is 35 (composite score). The average GPA of past recipients is 4.0 (unweighted), and these students graduated in the top 5% 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.
Presidential FellowshipsPresidential Fellowships ($9,000 - $15,000) are awarded annually to qualified freshmen. Because the Presidential Fellowship is renewable, provided the recipient maintains a grade-point average at HPU of 3.25 or higher, 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 short-term Study Abroad program. The average SAT score of past Presidential Fellowship recipients is 1315 (critical reading & math sections). The average ACT score of past Presidential Fellowship recipients is 29 (composite score). The average GPA of past recipients is 3.8 (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.
High Point FellowshipsHigh Point Fellowships ($5,000 - $9,000) are awarded annually to qualified freshmen. Because the High Point Fellowship is renewable, provided the recipient maintains a grade-point average at HPU of 3.0 or higher, the total value of the High Point Fellowship is $20,000 to $36,000. In addition to the High Point Fellowship, recipients will receive a $500 stipend to be used toward a short-term Study Abroad program. The average SAT score of past High Point Fellowship recipients is 1185 (critical reading & math sections). The average ACT score of past High Point Fellowship recipients is 26 (composite score). The average GPA of past recipients is 3.56 (unweighted).
High Point ScholarshipsHigh Point Scholarships ($2,000-$5,000) are awarded annually to qualified freshmen. Because the High Point Scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient maintains a grade-point average at HPU of 3.0 or higher, the total value of the High Point Scholarship is $8,000- $20,000. In addition to the High Point Scholarship, recipients will receive a $500 stipend to be used toward a short-term Study Abroad program. The average SAT score of past High Point Scholarship recipients is 1100 (critical reading & math sections). The average ACT score of past High Point Scholarship recipients is 23-24 (composite score). The average GPA of past recipients is 3.25 (unweighted).

 

The Selection Process

The University Scholarship Committee gives consideration to the high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, high school activities and demonstrated leadership.

As a result of the preliminary evaluation by the University Scholarship Committee, semifinalists will be invited to interview on campus during the Presidential Scholarship Weekend in February 2014. All interviews will be conducted on the High Point University campus – alternate interview dates or telephone interviews are not available.

Only those persons invited to campus as a result of the preliminary evaluation may sit for interviews.

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