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Presidential Scholarship Competition

Eastern Michigan University awards millions of dollars in academic scholarships each year. Most will be awarded to students who participate in our annual Presidential Scholarship Competition. High school students in the Class of 2014 participated in the Presidential Scholarship Competition on December 7, 2013 or December 14, 2013. The Presidential Scholarship Competition for members of the Class of 2013 took place in December 2012.

Qualified students will be competing for a chance to receive our largest academic award - a four-year full-ride Presidential Scholarship, valued at approximately $69,500 over four years. We also award the Regents Gold Scholarship - renewable for four years, covers tuition and fees for 30 credits, and is valued at approximately $35,000.

Out-of-state students (excluding Michigan and Ohio) will also receive the National Scholars award which pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rate for up to 30 credits per year for 4 years.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible to compete in the Presidential Scholarship Competition if you are a current high school senior in the Fall of 2013, officially admitted to the University for Fall 2014 and you meet or exceed the GPA/test score combination below:

Minimum qualifications:
GPA = 3.5 (cumulative)

ACT = 25 (composite)
OR
SAT = 1150 (combined Math and Critical Reasoning sub-scores)

Students attending a school that does not weight grades for Honors or AP/IB courses will have their transcripts reviewed and recalculated, if necessary.

You must be officially admitted to Eastern Michigan University in order to compete.

What is the format of the competition?

The competition consists of an essay test (the topic will be provided to you at the start of the test), a personal interview with EMU faculty and staff, and a review of your academic and extra-curricular background.

Is there a cost to participate in the PSC?

There is no charge for participating in the PSC.

How do I sign up for the Presidential Scholarship Competition?

Click on the green "Register for PSC" button at the top-right of the page.

What is the deadline for registering for the test?

The priority registration deadline for both test dates is November 26, 2013. If you miss the priority deadline, please call 734.487.6453.

How can I be sure that I am registered and that my participation is confirmed by EMU?

Shortly after you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail notifying you of your eligibility status and all the information that you will need for the test date. Please make sure the email address you provide with your registration is the email address in which you wish to receive your confirmation.

When and where do I compete?

The competition dates will be December 7 and December 14, 2013. You may apply for the date most convenient for you. You must compete on one of the PSC dates to be eligible for competition scholarships. No exceptions can be made.

You will come to the EMU Student Center on Eastern's main campus to begin the day. You will be escorted to the test site from there. After the exam, you will return to the EMU Student Center for an opportunity to talk with EMU faculty, staff and students.

What will my parents do while I am taking the test?

While you are taking the exam, your parents will be able to participate in the parent program. They will be able to choose sessions about University Housing, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, the Honors College, Surviving the Next Eight Months, First Year Success Programs, Undergraduate Research, and an EMU Student Panel.

What if I need special accommodations?

Contact the Students with Disabilities Office at 734.487.2470.

When and how will I find out what scholarship I have been awarded?

The EMU Office of Financial Aid will send out letters before the holiday break in December informing all test takers of their scholarship status.

What if I have more questions?

Contact the Admissions Visit Programs office at 734.487.6453.