Premier Scholarship

Our university's most prestigious full-fee scholarship.

Presidential Scholarship

Eligible students will be selected to attend an on-campus interview in March 2017 with the Presidential Scholarship Committee.

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Presidential Scholarship


The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship
program offered at CSUDH. The scholarship is awarded to
students who demonstrate academic excellence, community
and campus involvement, and strong leadership qualities. The
Presidential Scholarship is awarded to freshmen for four years, and to transfer students for two years.

Presidential Scholarship Benefits

  • Full payment of in-state & CSUDH mandatory registration fees
  • New Student Orientation fees paid
  • Annual book allowance
  • Laptop computer
  • $500 University Housing discount
  • Student parking permit (fall and spring semesters)
  • Special recognition at commencement as a Presidential Scholar
  • Recognition reception with President Hagan
  • Fall semester lunch with President Hagan
  • Invitations to attend special events as guest of the president
  • Priority registration
  • Personalized academic advising

High School Graduates:
 • Minimum of 3.5 GPA,
 • Minimum 1000 SAT I* or 25 ACT.
Transfer Students:
 • 3.5 GPA and 60 transferable units.

*SAT scores are Math plus Critical Reading scores only, with a
minimum score of 500 in each.

How To Apply

• Prepare an essay to upload that does not exceed 600 words. The essay should state your reasons for applying to California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and the Presidential
Scholarship Program, how CSUDH will help you achieve your
educational and career goals, and how you plan to contribute
to the CSUDH community of talented and diverse students
and scholars and your local community.

• Prepare a résumé to upload that highlights your awards and honors, school/college- related activities, community service, work experience, leadership and other notable achievements.

• You will need the email of at one faculty, counselor, employer or mentor to request at least one letter of recommendation using the online application. Please request the letter from someone
that knows you well and can attest to your academic,
leadership and community endeavors.

Click here to complete the online Presidential Scholarship Application.

Eligible students will be selected to attend an on-campus
interview in March and April 2018 with the Presidential Scholars Committee.


Online applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 8, 2018