President's Scholars Scholarship for Undergraduates and Credential Students

Considered the most prestigious scholarship series at the university, the President’s Scholars Scholarship awards were established in 1983 through the generosity of individual donors who are dedicated to recognizing student achievement and perseverance. 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 Scholars scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate and credential 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.

This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Criteria for Undergraduate Students:

  • MUST be enrolled full-time (both semesters) in the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year
  • Must be a junior or a senior during the 2019-2020 academic year (see note below)
  • Cumulative GPA or CPP GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.5
  • Units taking in current semester should be greater than or equal to 6.1
  • Must have completed at least 12 units at Cal Poly Pomona
    (If your first semester was Fall 2018 and you completed at least 12 units, then you qualify to apply. If you are new to CPP as of Spring 2019, unfortunately you do not qualify, however, please consider applying next year.)

NOTE: Students who are current sophomores, but will have junior standing by the beginning of fall 2019 are eligible to apply.

Criteria for Credential Students:

  • MUST be enrolled full-time (both semesters) in the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year
  • Must be in the credential program (see note below)
  • Cumulative GPA or CPP GPA must be greater than or equal to 3.5
  • Units taking in current semester should be greater than or equal to 6.1
  • Must have completed at least 12 units at Cal Poly Pomona
    (If your first semester was Fall 2018 and you completed at least 12 units, then you qualify to apply. If you are new to CPP as of Spring 2019, unfortunately you do not qualify, however, please consider applying next year.)

NOTE: Students who are planning to be accepted into the Credential program for fall 2019 are eligible to apply.

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

If you have any questions please contact April Jimenez, Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator, at apriljimenez@cpp.edu.

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities" >> "Ours” tab and click on APPLY.

Award
$3,500.00
Deadline
03/28/2019
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. If you are a current sophomore, will you be considered a junior at the beginning of fall 2019?
  4. For students who are not yet in the credential program, are you working towards getting accepted into the credential program by fall 2019?
  5. The President’s Scholars Scholarship recognizes students whose experiences inside and outside qualify them as outstanding representatives of the university. In 500 words or more, please describe specific qualities of your education, interests, and/or background to date that you feel distinguish you to receive this scholarship.
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