Presidential Scholars Program

The CPCC Presidential Scholars Program is both a scholarship and a unique cohort experience for 2018 high school seniors.

As a recipient of the Presidential Scholars Program award you will benefit from leadership development, service learning, and peer mentoring opportunities as a part of an intentional community. Over the course of your educational journey, you will participate in a customized seminar series, volunteer projects and help to successfully orient new students into the Presidential Scholars Program. This merit-based honor will be awarded to 30 students each academic year.

Eligible students must:

  • unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • committed to finishing an associate degree at CPCC
  • maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while at CPCC and stay continuously enrolled full-time (summer excluded)

    Students in the Presidential Scholars Program will receive scholarships to completely cover tuition and fees for a maximum of two years (fall and spring semesters). If eligible, Presidential Scholars could still receive other financial aid funds, such as Pell Grants. Application deadline for 2019 will be available soon.

    Steps to Apply:

    1. Apply to CPCC (
    2. Create your personal login and password (CPCC Login)
    3. Visit, click “Sign In”
    4. Use you CPCC Login to access and submit the General Scholarship Application form
    5. Apply to the Presidential Scholars program by clicking the “Apply To” button next to Presidential Scholars Program
    6. Complete the FAFSA ( use CPCC Title IV School Code 002915)

      If you have any questions about the Presidential Scholars Program, please contact - or 704.330.6027.