2020 US Presidential Scholars Program

Every year the state Department of Education extends an opportunity for educators to nominate one male and one female student with high academic achievement and leadership for the US Presidential Scholars program. It is available to all high-school seniors, including home educated students, who will graduate between January and June of 2020. Please reference the attached nomination forms for details.

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presidential scholars cte nomination 2020

presidential scholars nomination 2020

More information is available on the US Department of Education website. The CEEB code for homeschool students is 970000.

Nominations are due by Tuesday, November 5, 2019.



We are writing to you on behalf of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and request your continued participation in the nomination process. We encourage you to nominate students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship but who might not otherwise be nominated through the current SAT/ACT, Arts, or CTE recognition processes. All high school seniors graduating between January and June of 2020 who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and who attend public, parochial, or independent schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, are eligible. The candidates will go through the application process, and, as in the past, the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be selected by the Commission on Presidential Scholars and receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony in their honor in Washington, DC. Nominations are due by Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for the upcoming 2020 program year.

US Presidential Scholars Nominations (general)

You are invited to nominate up to 2 students (1 male and 1 female). Please see attached nomination form. It may be helpful to consider the following questions as you contemplate the selection of your nominees:

  1. What about the student makes him or her stand out as having outstanding scholarship?
  2. Were there special challenges or hurdles this student has overcome while still achieving high academic success?

US Presidential Scholars Nominations (Career And Technical Education (CTE)

In addition to the general nominations, we are also asking each of you to nominate a student from your jurisdiction to be included as candidates for recognition for excellence in CTE. Please see the attached nomination form and suggested criteria.

Forms may also be downloaded at www.education.nh.gov/recognition. To learn more about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and the Commission on Presidential Scholars, please visit www.ed.gov/psp. If you have any question please contact Lori Kincaid at lori.kincaid@doe.nh.gov or 271-6646.



Frank Edelblut

Commissioner of Education