When our alumni get together, whether it’s students on campus or an intergenerational meetup, we have fun.  That’s because it’s a gathering of kindred spirits —whatever it was the Commission saw in us, they saw it in other Scholars, too.  The camaraderie of our time in Washington picks right up, even with people who weren’t in our cohort of Scholars.  We are immediately in conversations with fellow alums who were adults before we were born, or who weren’t even born when we received our medallions in Washington.  We finish each other’s sentences even though we didn’t know each other an hour ago.  And this isn’t some alumni gathering where we’re trying to impress others with our accomplishments.  We’re all Presidential Scholars, and that’s enough. 

  • Meet-Ups: Over the past year we have had Scholars gather to network, share and enjoy time with each other in New York, LA, Seattle, Alabama and Boston. Email us for more information or to start a Meet-Up group in your area.
  • Mentoring: Our Mentoring program will launch in early 2018. This is great way to connect on a more personal level with other Scholars in your industry, area of study, or region. Email us to sign up to be a mentor or a mentee.
  • Seed Grant Program: Coming Soon! Stay tuned for infomation about our new Seed Grant Program. 
  • Events: The Second Annual Presidential Scholars Honors Dinner at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. will be June 25, 2018. Learn more about the 2017 honorees and see photos of the event. 

To learn more about Alumni Association activities,
contact John Knox by email

Save the Date
Our 55th Anniversary Celebration
June 2019
Washigton, D.C.

 In 2014 our first “Summit” of Presidential Scholars Alumni brought 350 people to Washington, DC on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Scholars Program.  Hosted and organized by the Alumni Association, with a wide range of alumni speaking and performing, the event also included the release of a 180-page book chronicling the history and future of the Scholars, the program, and the Alumni Association.