Presidential Scholars Weekend | Benedictine College

Presidential Scholars Weekend

Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2021

Benedictine College awards 10 scholarships to outstanding young men and women who are selected from the Presidential Scholars Program. Ten Presidential Scholarships in the amount of $30,730 and five Dean’s Scholarships of $23,000 are awarded each year.

Register for Presidential Scholars

Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit an official high school transcript showing a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Submit an official ACT composite score of 27 or higher, an official SAT score of at least 1260 or an official CLT score of at least 84 or higher. 

  • Be granted admission as an incoming freshman to Benedictine College for fall 2020.

Weekend Overview

The Competition Weekend consists of a Friday visit day, scholars' dinner, and Saturday competition. Along with the opportunity to compete for an incredible four-year scholarship, students have the opportunity to:

  • Stay overnight with a student host in one of our residence halls
  • Audition with the music department (see requirements)
  • Meet outstanding students from all over the country
  • Preview our Academic Departments and meet with faculty members

Click here for a detailed schedule.

The Competition

On Saturday students from all over the country will compete for one of these prestigious scholarships through:

  • An on-site essay based on 3-5 prompts
  • A 20-minute interview with 2 faculty members, administrators, or board members

Attendance on Saturday is mandatory for all competitors, although all participants are encouraged to take advantage of the Friday activities.