Presidential Scholars Program and
Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education

The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors high school seniors who have demonstrated high achievement academically or in the arts; some having to overcome special challenges or hurdles to do so.  Starting in 2016, outstanding students who demonstrated excellence in career and technical education were included for Presidential Scholar recognition.

Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 10, 2023.

These are two separate nomination forms:

2023 Presidential Scholars Application

2023 Presidential CTE Application

To nominate a student for the Presidential Scholars program or the Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education program, they must complete the nomination form and submit it to the address indicated. Nomination forms and applications may be accessed by clicking on the link below. They must be turned in as one packet.

Each school may only nominate two students, one for each program.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to recognize outstanding students in your school.  For more information about the program, please contact:

Tamla Miller  
Phone: (785) 296-4950 

For additional information on the program and awards, please visit the U.S Department of Education - U.S. Presidential Scholars program webpage here.


Two Blue Valley North High School Students named 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Click here to view the news release.

Congratulations to the 2023 Kansas U.S. Presidential  Scholars - Luke Chen and Elizabeth "Libby" Place, Blue Valley North High School, Blue Valley USD 229

From left to right:

  • Luke Chen, Blue Valley North High School, Blue Valley USD 229
  • Elizabeth "Lizzie" Place, Blue Valley North High School, Blue Valley USD 229




Questions about this page contact:


Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950


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