The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship offered at Erskine College. The scholarship is in recognition of the sixteen individuals who have served as presidents of Erskine College since its founding in 1839.The Presidential Scholarship covers tuition, room, board and fees for the winners (minus any state, federal, and outside scholarships or grants). The Scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of study and is valued at approximately $165,000.Students who apply for the Presidential Scholarship are also considered for the Solomon Award.
The Selection Process:
The Presidential Scholarship Selection Committee is looking for highly motivated and creative individuals whose activities reflect qualities of leadership and service in their respective schools, churches, and communities. When committee members review a student’s application materials, they will consider the following factors:
Outstanding academic performance in high school
School, church, and community involvement
Demonstrated leadership and service
Desire and potential to excel at Erskine
The Entry Deadline: Has passed, but, keep an eye out for the next round.
An invitation to attend the Presidential Scholarship Semifinals Competition will be extended to semifinalists by December 2, 2013.
The semifinals competition will be held at Erskine College on Saturday, January, 11, 2014, and will consist of interviews and other activities.
An invitation to attend the Presidential Scholarship Finals Competition will be extended to 30 finalists by January 15, 2014.
The finals competition will be held at Erskine College February 7-8, 2014, and will consist of interviews and other activities.
Recipients of the Presidential and Solomon Scholarships will be notified by February 21, 2014.