Presidential Scholars Program
Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College to embark on an integrated honors educational experience designed to embody the best of the university and its Jesuit heritage of educational excellence in service to society - the Boston College Presidential Scholars Program.
The Presidential Scholars Program works in tandem with the University's honors curricula, challenging Scholars over four years through summer programs focusing on service learning, international experience and professional internships. During the academic year, Scholars interact with one another on a weekly basis. Each Tuesday night the Scholars gather to attend a cultural event, meet to discuss their academic disciplines, discuss career discernment or to work on special projects.
These gatherings are intended to nurture their development into the nation's future leaders. Presidential Scholars receive full tuition scholarships and all PSP-sponsored summer programs are funded.
Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News
The Class of 2016 Presiential Scholars explore the meaning of Boston Strong, as part of the Sophomore Social Justice Project.
Brooke Loughrin, PSP'14 has been involved in helping to launch the Pen Pal program that connects Afghan women with current female students at BC. Click here to read the article.
Claudio Quintana, PSP'16, has been named to the .406 Ventures Student Fellow Program. Read the article here.
A glimpse into the experience of Brooke Loughrin, PSP'14, the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. Video below:
Brian Tracz, PSP'12, was selected as a Lilly Graduate Fellow. Click here for the article.
Kelsey Swift, PSP '13 and Colleen Sinnott, PSP '13 were two of 22 Boston College seniors who received a Fulbright scholarship. For the complete article, click here.
Congratulations to 12 Presidential Scholar ASG recipients!
Matthew Alonsozana, PSP'14, has been awarded the Aquino Scholarship.
Joseph Manning, PSP'14, has received a Udall Scholarship, which is awarded to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. Click here for the article.