President's Council Scholarship for Undergraduates and Credential Students

Considered the most prestigious scholarship series at the university, the President’s Council Scholarship awards were established in 1983 through the generosity of individual donors who are dedicated to recognizing student achievement, perseverance and achievement. Awards each year are based on applicant academic and co-curricular excellence as well as personal interviews, letters of recommendation and strength of application essay. Each of the endowed scholarships is named by its benefactor.

The President’s Council scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students from each of the University’s eight academic colleges. Recipients are recognized annually by the University President at a special presentation in the fall.

Criteria for Undergraduate Students:
• Must be a Junior or Senior – Students with 78 Earned Credits overall can apply
• Students MUST be enrolled in both semesters (full-time) in the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year
GPA – College Cumulative must be greater than or equal to 3.5
• Units taking in current quarter should be greater than or equal to 12
• Units completed at Cal Poly Pomona must be greater than or equal to 12
• No Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required

Criteria for Credential Students:
GPA – College Cumulative must be greater than or equal to 3.5
• Units taking in current quarter should be greater than or equal to 12
• Units completed at Cal Poly Pomona must be greater than or equal to 12
• No Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required
• Students who are completing their pre-requisites this Winter 2018 or Spring 2018 qualify to apply as long as you are part of the Credential Program starting in Fall 2018 Semester.

NOTE: If you will still be taking pre-requisite courses in Fall 2018 Semester you do not meet the criteria for this scholarship. You are welcome to apply for the next scholarship cycle.

Finalist will be e-mailed in late March/early April to schedule an in-person interview with the scholarship committee.

Award
Varies
Deadline
04/02/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. (This is only for our information; IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.)
  2. I am the first in my immediate family to attend college. (This is only for our information; IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.)
  3. Please request TWO letters of recommendation SPECIFICALLY for this scholarship. The two letters you requested as part of your General Application will not count. You may ask the same professors if you like. Please inform them that this letter of recommendation should highlight your achievements in academia and must be a strong letter overall. They can address their letter as follows: Dear President's Council Scholarship Committee,
    • Enter the name and e-mail address of a reference provider who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you. PLEASE NOTE: It is highly encouraged that both letters come from Cal Poly Pomona professors. If this is a hardship, then at least one reference should come from a Cal Poly Pomona faculty member. The second reference can be from a professor at your former community college if this applies to you. *ASK* them first if they are willing to write you a letter before you write their name and e-mail address below. An automated message will be sent to them as soon as you submit. Remember to provide them with the SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE; otherwise you can jeopardize your scholarship application. Their letter of recommendation should be specific to ONLY this scholarship.
    • Enter the name and e-mail address of a reference provider who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you. PLEASE NOTE: It is highly encouraged that both letters come from Cal Poly Pomona professors. If this is a hardship, then at least one reference should come from a Cal Poly Pomona faculty member. The second reference can be from a professor at your former community college if this applies to you. *ASK* them first if they are willing to write you a letter before you write their name and e-mail address below. An automated message will be sent to them as soon as you submit. Remember to provide them with the SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE; otherwise you can jeopardize your scholarship application. Their letter of recommendation should be specific to ONLY this scholarship.