Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars group

The Presidential Scholars program at McLennan Community College is a unique opportunity for students to experience much more than a traditional college education. Scholars spend personal time with the college president, perform monthly service projects, receive a full scholarship, and have opportunities to travel.

scholarship recipients

Benefits of the Program

  • Receive a scholarship that pays for tuition, fees, and textbooks (valid for four semesters).
  • Meet one-on-one with the college president to discuss academic plans and goals.
  • Interact with and gain insight from leaders in the community.
  • Give back to the community through monthly volunteer activities.
  • Become part of a community of other Scholars with whom you can learn and socialize.
  • Have opportunities to participate in annual educational trips.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the college at events.


Students can apply for a Presidential Scholarship as long as the meet the following criteria:

  • High School senior
  • 3.0 (or 80) cumulative GPA
Group of students

How to Apply

Applications are accepted beginning in October, with a deadline in mid-January. Interested students should complete the McLennan Community College Foundation scholarship application online.

Students are then selected by the college president through a competitive interview process.

More Information

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