Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a leadership opportunity for a small cohort of exceptional students from Washington state. This merit-based scholarship provides $10,000 annually, for up to four years, to selected Washington residents who have demonstrated:

  • Emerging leadership — creating positive change that impacts the world around them
  • Community engagement — having a deep commitment to the greater good
  • Notable innovation or creativity — developing and implementing ideas that contribute to a field of knowledge or entrepreneurial endeavor
  • Recognized talent — gaining recognition for artistic, academic or scientific achievement

What to Expect

As participants in the program, Presidential Scholars will be expected to:

  • Enroll in at least 12 credits per quarter at the UW’s Seattle campus
  • Attend the Presidential Scholars orientation
  • Meet regularly as a cohort with the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center
  • Create a personal leadership development plan
  • Enroll in LEAD 100 (Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice)
  • Pursue a Minor in Leadership or participate in the Husky Leadership Certificate program

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