Undergraduate Admission

2021 Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholars receive $25,000 per year for four years. The scholarship includes a one-time $3,000 stipend for an experiential learning opportunity. 

Scholarship Deadline: closed for Fall 2023

Each academic year, The University of Toledo awards the Presidential Scholarship to a select group of incoming freshmen whose high school achievements distinguish them both as students and as members of their respective communities.

UToledo's Presidential Scholars enjoy the campus' highest distinction an undergraduate can earn. This credential and the award that goes with it can open doors to campus leadership and research opportunities, internships and the often life-changing summer experiences the scholarship enables.

Presidential Scholarship Requirements

  • Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.8 for all applicants. Applicants submitting test scores should have a 30 ACT or 1360 SAT. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
  • Submission of your application for admission to UToledo, including official transcripts and optional test scores.
  • Submission of Presidential Scholarship application, including extracurricular résumé and personal essays.
  • Students who are selected for scholarship consideration must be available for an interview.

The Presidential Scholarship application also serves as the application to the Jesup Scott Honors College, UToledo's premier academic experience for undergraduates. Enrolling in the Honors College confers many distinctions and benefits, including Honors-specific courses and experiential learning opportunities, dedicated Honors housing, and priority class registration. Check out the Honors College website to meet Honors students and faculty, and to learn more about life as a UToledo Honors student.

Who are UToledo Presidential Scholars?

Future scientists, artists and engineers. Researchers and healers. Builders of businesses, creators of nonprofits and leaders of communities. Young people with dreams and ambitions, just like you. For nearly three decades, The University of Toledo Presidential Scholars have applied their academic talents to advance their careers and the causes that inspire them. Meet a few of our most recent Presidential Scholars below, and some of our past recipients here.

Portrait of Onefuwa Akande

Onefuwa Akande

West Bloomfield, Mich.
Psychology Major

"One of the greatest things that UToledo has offered me is the luxury of being explorative and adventurous as it pertains to my education. My education does not stop when I leave a classroom or finish submitting an essay. At UToledo, education is continuous, and the effects are eternal. From the vast variety of people to meet, organizations to become a part of and endless opportunities for growth, I find that I am always learning and becoming better because of it."

Portrait of Justin Mendoza

Justin Mendoza

Toledo, Ohio

Bioengineering Major

"As a student pursuing a career in medicine, I am ecstatic with my decision in choosing UToledo. You get all the resources that you would get from a big school while still being able to make one-on-one connections and experience that smaller school feeling. Because of this unique big-school, small-school fusion, I have been able to pursue research opportunities as a freshman and make genuine connections with both my peers and professors. I also have an interest in engineering, and the co-op program has enabled me to gain real experience in the medical device industry. UToledo has given me the confidence I need to succeed in whatever I choose to do in the future."

Portrait of Ella Schlueter

Ella Schlueter

Hartland, Mich.
Multi-Age Education Major (Pre-K to Grade 12), Visual Arts Concentration

"Receiving the Presidential Scholarship has meant so much to me. This scholarship has allowed me to go to the school of my dreams, studying for the career of my dreams, with staff and peers who I know will support me every step of the way. I am pursuing a career in Visual Arts Education. I hope to provide my future students with an open learning environment where they can foster an appreciation for the arts, express themselves, and learn to think creatively."

Last Updated: 11/16/22