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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 2015 Presidential Scholarship program is scheduled for February 2015.

 

The 2015 Awards Program

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

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 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.
High Point FellowshipsHigh Point Fellowships ($6,000 - $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 May-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 2.75 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 May-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

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.

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