Presidential Scholars Program

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Learn More at an Information Session

Join us February 28, 2018,
6 - 7:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room.


The Presidential Scholars Program at the College of Southern Maryland offers high-achieving Calvert County students the unique opportunity to engage with a community of scholars. Combining rigorous classroom instruction with enriching programming, the Presidential Scholars Program leads to an Associate in Arts degree, with guaranteed transfer to over 60 colleges and universities. To support your academic work at the College of Southern Maryland, scholarship support is provided by the Florence B. Trueman Scholarship Fund of Calvert County.


  • Challenging academic curriculum
  • Guaranteed transfer admission
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Scholarship support
  • Small class sizes

Students Will Have the Opportunity to:

  • Study abroad
  • Attend monthly luncheons with speakers as well as other activities specifically for scholars students
  • Participate in the National Honors Society

Application Criteria:

An Interested Student Must:

  • Be a resident of Calvert County
  • Be ranked in the top 15% of his/her graduating high school class
  • Demonstrate college readiness through SAT or ACT scores (to include a 27 or higher in the NEW Reading Test portion of the SAT and 530 or higher in the Math portion of the SAT or a 21 or higher in the English, Reading and Math portions of the ACT) or appropriate Accuplacer scores
  • Test or be placed into college-ready courses for mathematics, English, and reading skills
  • Apply by the preferred deadline of April 6, 2018
  • File a FAFSA
  • Enroll as a full-time student at CSM
  • Take majority of classes at the Prince Frederick campus

Application Package Must Include:

  • CSM's online application
  • Presidential Scholars Program application
  • High school transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • A one-page essay on why he/she wishes to be admitted into this competitive program
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

Scholarship Amounts:

  • 25% of tuition for the freshman year
  • 50% of tuition for the sophomore year
  • Additional funds are available to those who demonstrate need

Scholarship support provided by the Florence B. Trueman Scholarship Fund of Calvert County.

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