The University Honors Program awards 20 Presidential Scholarships each year to high school seniors with a history of outstanding academic performance. These prestigious awards carry recognition for academic excellence, leadership and service.
Presidential Scholarships provide $16,000 over four years ($4,000 per year) and stack with the Panther Impact Award for a typical award package of $30,000 over four years.
But there is more to Presidential Scholarships than financial aid alone.
In addition to active Honors participation, Presidential Scholars are part of special seminars and leadership experiences designed to enhance academic and civic engagement.
- First-Year Seminars
- Sophomore Think Tank
- Leadership Development
- Honors Thesis
Continuation of the scholarship requires a 3.50+ cumulative GPA and active status in the University Honors Program, including progress toward an honors designation.
Application Instructions and Timeline
- 3.80+ GPA AND 29+ ACT Composite (SAT 1340+)
- GPA of 3.95+ if admitted by test-optional review
Deadline: February 1
To apply, complete an application for admission to UNI and submit the UNI Scholarship Application by February 1. Be sure to provide a clear and complete description of activities, honors and leadership positions in the Involvement section of the application. The essay question required of your major/college will also be used as the writing sample for the Presidential Scholarship review process.
Students who meet the application criteria above and submit a complete UNI Scholarship Application will be included in the Presidential Scholarship review process. Those who advance through the first round of review will be contacted by the email associated with the scholarship application within one week of the February 1 deadline to submit a brief supplemental form for the second round review. Recipients will be notified by March 1.