Presidential Scholars Program

The Central Piedmont Community College Presidential Scholars Program provides an opportunity to receive a scholarship award from one of the college’s most prestigious scholarship programs and offers a unique cohort experience for first-time freshmen attending Central Piedmont.

As a Presidential Scholar, you will benefit from leadership development, service-learning, and peer mentoring opportunities as a part of an intentional community of scholars. Over the course of your educational journey, you will participate in a customized seminar series and volunteer projects.

Eligible students must:

  • be a 2023 graduate from high school,
  • have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • be committed to finishing an associate degree at Central Piedmont, and
  • maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while at Central Piedmont and stay continuously enrolled full time (summer excluded).

Presidential Scholarships cover tuition, fees, and books up to $1,600 each fall and spring semester for a maximum of two years. If eligible, Presidential Scholars could receive other financial aid funds, such as Pell Grants.

Up to $3,200
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why you are interested in attending Central Piedmont Community College?
  2. Are you committed to completing an associate degree at Central Piedmont?
  3. How will your participation in the Presidential Scholars Program enhance your educational experience?
  4. List, and explain, at least two contributions you feel you will add to the Presidential Scholars group.
  5. Please upload a copy of your high school transcript. This can be an official copy or an unofficial copy.
  6. 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.
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