U.S. Presidential Scholars are among the top civic leaders, corporate citizens, artists, and educators in our nation.  Each class of Scholars holds vast depths of potential, purpose and dedication to high ideals. Alumni range from a Pulitzer Prize winner (Eugene Robinson, 1970) to a Tony Award nominee (Desmond Richardson, 1986); a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient (Amory Lovins, 1964) to a National Poet Laureate (Rita Dove, 1970); one of Fortune Magazine’s most powerful women in corporate America (Sallie Krawcheck, 1983) to the former Governor of Indiana (Mitch Daniels, 1967); a current U.S. Congressman (Don Beyer, 1968) to an accomplished actor and author (Wendell Pierce, 1981) to the youngest-ever member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (Kristin Forbes, 1988)—plus 60 Rhodes Scholars and over 40 Marshall Scholars.  By supporting the Presidential Scholars Foundation, which cultivates, connects, and celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholars, your organization can help advance the arts, science, culture, civic life, business, and education in our nation.

Support for the Presidential Scholars Foundation and Alumni Association can take many forms including:

  • Organizational sponsorship
  • Event sponsorship
  • Support for programs such as mentoring, internships, seminars, panels, and performances that align with your organization’s values
  • In-kind donations

Acknowledgement and terms for sponsorship and support can be customized to the needs of your organization.

Please consider making an investment in, and impact on, the lives, careers, and fields of interest of U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Contact Jamie Wagner at 303-625-3738 to support the Foundation and Alumni Association

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About the Presidential Scholars Foundation

The Presidential Scholars Foundation cultivates, connects, and celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholars – past and present.  Each year, only 161 students are named U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.  Newly named scholars are honored in Washington D.C. during a National Recognition Program. The Scholars, who come from all walks of life and excel in their academic and artistic achievements, represent the promise of greatness in young people and go on to be influential in their fields.

By connecting U.S. Presidential Scholars locally, nationally and around the globe, the Foundation helps Scholars use those connections to advance the arts, culture, business, science, education, and civic life of the nation. There are currently more than 7,000 Scholars making extraordinary advances in their fields of interest.

The Foundation implements programs of the Presidential Scholars Alumni Association and elevates the profile of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, which is a program of the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1989, the Presidential Scholars Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3).

The Presidential Scholars Foundation and Alumni Association operate independently of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and the White House Commission on U.S. Presidential Scholars.