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Presidential Fellowship

  • Recognizing Leadership, Ambition, and Innovation

    The Presidential Fellowship provides a full-tuition scholarship to support students who embody the mission of Stevenson University.

Bold leadership. Dedication to community. An ambitious and innovative approach to academics. Stevenson is seeking candidates for the Presidential Fellowship that embody these characteristics and will enrich its University community.

Established in recognition of Dr. Kevin J. Manning, president of Stevenson University from 2000-2017, the Presidential Fellowship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have the potential to make a lasting impact on the Stevenson community. As a national leader in career-preparation education, Stevenson is the ideal place to talented, intellectually curious, and driven students to launch successful careers. 

Meet our Presidential Fellows

Presidential Fellows Receive

  • Full-tuition scholarship renewable for four years
  • Invitation to participate in activities and events to encourage personal and intellectual growth

Selection Process

  1. Fellowship is only available to freshman applicants
  2. Submit complete admission application by November 1 (postmark deadline for mailed materials).
  3. Submit complete Presidential Fellowship Application by November 1.
  4. Complete all standardized testing by November 15 (October ACT and/or November SAT are final test dates to be considered)
  5. Finalists will be invited to interview on campus in early February


All complete applications for freshman admission are read in the order in which they are received with admission decisions mailed approximately 3-4 weeks after completion. All students admitted to the University are then automatically reviewed a second time for the SU Merit-Based Scholarship Program. Official scholarship offers are included inside the letter of admission for students who qualify.

The Presidential Fellowship Committee meets separately to select finalists. The Committee will consider both your admission application and Presidential Fellowship application in its review. Applicants for the Presidential Fellowship will be notified in an official letter if they are a finalist. Finalists will be invited to interview on-campus in early February. All finalists will be notified by March 1 whether or not they have been designated as a Presidential Fellow.

A note regarding Specialty Scholarships:

You might also wish to be considered for Stevenson’s interview-based Specialty Scholarships: the Founders’ Scholarship (no separate application), the Service Scholars Program (separate application required), and the Leadership Scholars Program (separate application required). Students selected as finalists and completing a finalist interview for the Presidential Fellowship will not need to schedule and complete a Specialty Scholarship interview; the finalist interview will also fulfill the interview portion of the specialty scholarship process.

Please note: The full-tuition Fellowship scholarship cannot be combined with any other Stevenson awards. The scholarship does not cover the cost of room, board, and fees.

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