Presidential Scholars Program

If you're a high school senior planning to attend Central Piedmont as a first-time college student, the Presidential Scholarship is an opportunity to get your tuition and fees completely covered for two years.

If you have any questions about the Presidential Scholars Program, please email Ekaterina Dmitrieva or call 704.330.2722 ext: 6027.

Hear from a Presidential Scholarship Recipient

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits, eligibility, and how to apply for the Presidential Scholarship.

Benefits and Highlights

The Central Piedmont Presidential Scholars program is both a scholarship and a unique cohort experience.  As a Presidential Scholar, you will:

  • Get your tuition, tuition fees, and books covered up to $1,600 each fall and spring semester for a maximum of two years.

  • Leadership development, service learning, and peer mentoring opportunities as a part of an intentional community.

  • Participate in a customized seminar series and volunteer projects and help successfully orient new students into the Presidential Scholars program.


This merit-based honor is awarded to 30 students each academic year.

  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Committed to finishing an associate degree at Central Piedmont

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while at Central Piedmont and stay continuously enrolled full-time (summer excluded)

Apply for the Presidential Scholarship

  • Visit the scholarship portal and select “Sign In.”

  • Use your Central Piedmont login to access and submit the General Scholarship Application form.

  • Apply to the Presidential Scholars program by clicking the “Apply To” button next to Presidential Scholars program.

  • Submitting the FAFSA is highly encouraged, but not required (use Central Piedmont Title IV School Code 002915).