Presidential Scholars

The selection process is underway for the 2016 U. S. Presidential Scholars Program that will include the “inaugural class” of 20 U. S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education, pursuant to the June 22, 2015, Presidential Executive Order! 

This program will honor students on the basis of outstanding scholarship and demonstrated ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. All high school seniors who are participants of a CTE program graduating between January and June of 2016 and are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who attend public, parochial, or independent schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, are eligible.

Students will be considered on:

  • Academic rigor
  • Technical competence (mastery of technical skills demanded by industry)
  • Employability skills (team work, decision-making, problem-solving)
  • Ingenuity and creativity (real-world problem solved through technical skills)

Recommendations  should include a statement of why the student deserves this recognition, along with the following information for each student: name, home mailing address, high school name and address, and high school CEEB code.

Send your recommendation by email to no later than Oct. 15.


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