Presidential Scholars

Today's Exceptional Students. Tomorrow's Leaders.

One of the region's most prestigious scholarships, the Presidential Scholars Program at CSUDH recognizes and rewards the outstanding academic achievements and contributions of local high school and community college students.

Since 1990, the Presidential Scholars Program has provided a pathway for our community's exceptional students to access and afford a university education from an institution recognized for its academic strength.

Each year, deserving men and women are awarded the distinguished title of Presidential Scholar at CSUDH, the university’s premiere scholarship and program. The Presidential Scholarship is currently valued at nearly $33,000 for first-time CSUDH freshmen and $16,500 for transfer students. In addition to this substantial financial award, Presidential Scholars enjoy a wide range of unique privileges, activities and opportunities that enrich their experiences at CSUDH - and beyond.

Meet the 2020 Senior Class of Presidential Scholars