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.
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Upcoming Events for
Sun., May 19 - Senior Reception for the Class of 2013
4:30 p.m., Barat House, Newton Campus
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.
Andrew Babbitt, PSP '15 has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for his study in China. Click here for the full article.
Ryan Polischuk, PSP'15, steps up to the Men's Hockey Team! Click here for the article.
Marty Long, PSP'13, received an ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarship. The Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes - three from each league institution - who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Click here for the press release.
Rachel Newmiller, PSP' 13, recently spearheaded an effort to create and install adaptive flowerbeds for wheelchair-bound students with severe, multiple special needs at the Boston College Campus School. See the video here and read the article here.
Aditya Ashok, PSP '12, has been named a recipient of the prestigious George Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom. Click here for the full article.
Read the Boston Globe article on Brooke Loughrin, PSP '14, who is the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. She was also featured in a student spotlight on the Boston College Islamic Civilizations and Societies website.
Brooke Loughrin, PSP '14, has been named the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations, part of a new effort to empower young voices on the global stage. Click here for the full article.
Joseph Manning, PSP '14, was awarded the Joseph Barbosa Award in recognition of his work at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He was also awarded the Sierra Student Coalition's highest honor, the Adam Werback Award.
Tori Luu, PSP '14 is featured as a "BC Celebrity" on Her Campus for her work in chemical oceanography.
Matthew Alonsozana, PSP '14, was awarded a Boren Scholarship.
Zachary Zimmermannm, PSP '12 was one of 16 Boston College seniors who received a Fulbright scholarship. For the complete article, click here.
Brooke Loughrin, PSP '14 has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for her study in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Click here for the full article.
Joseph Manning, PSP '14 was invited to hear President Obama speak about energy policy in the Rose Garden. Click here for the full article.
Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico, both PSP '07, were recently featured in a Forbes article for their company's (WePay) involvement in Occupy Wall Street.
Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico, both PSP '07, are featured in an Inc.com article for their start-up's (WePay) involvement in the Wall Street Protest.