Presidential Scholars Program

The CPCC Presidential Scholars Program is both an opportunity to receive a scholarship award from one of CPCC’s most prestigious scholarship programs and a unique cohort experience for first-time freshmen attending CPCC in the fall of 2020.

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 in 2020-2021. Eligible students must:

  • have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be 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.

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)

Supplemental Questions
  1. Why you are interested in attending Central Piedmont Community College?
  2. How will your participation in the Presidential Scholars Program enhance your educational experience?
  3. List, and explain, at least two contributions you feel you will add to the Presidential Scholars group.
  4. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript.
  5. If you would like to submit a letter of recommendation to add to your application, please feel free to upload here. Please note, this is not a requirement, but an option.