Applicants are urged to fill in all blanks when possible. Reviewers will expect an honest effort to complete the application.
Three questions will require you to upload a document. Because the form must be completed within a 45 minute time frame, applicants should note the questions, click the link, and assemble the needed documents. When ready, click the link again, and submit the application.
The 3 documents or scans that you will need are:
- High school or college transcripts
- ACT/SAT scores (optional)
- 200 to 300 word essay (see details below)
Respond to one of the following statements. State how the theme of your essay could relate to your efforts as a Presidential Scholar, receiving a free and exemplary education.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs)
"The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth and earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth/ The form of things unknown, the poet's pen/ turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing/ A local habitation and a name." (William Shakespeare)
"Custom is the despot of mankind" (Alexandar Pushkin/Plato)