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Presidential Scholars Program

Presidential Scholars Program

Colby’s Presidential Scholars Program offers several benefits to the top students in each incoming class, including the opportunity to conduct research alongside world-class professors from the moment they arrive on campus, access to a pool of grants to design their own projects, and the chance to take part in other activities that challenge them to achieve at the highest levels.

The Presidential Scholar designation is one of the only academic honors that Colby confers on students before they enroll. Every applicant to Colby is considered for the Presidential Scholars Program.

Presidential Scholars enjoy the following benefits:

Presidential Scholars must remain in good academic and personal standing as a condition to maintain the designation. Many scholars make a significant impact while at Colby. Several Presidential Scholars were honored before graduation in May 2019, including the Condon Award Winner Lily Herrmann. The honor of valedictorian was shared by Thu Le and Kayla Freeman, both Presidential Scholars. Other scholars from the class of 2019 featured on graduation weekend were Gabby Foster and Josiah Johnson.

View our program spotlights

For more information, contact:

Professor Martha Arterberry
Faculty Coordinator, Presidential Scholars Program
5553 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
Phone: 207-859-5553
martha.arterberry@colby.edu

Aremi Tapia-Torres ’17
Assistant Director of Admissions
4800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
Phone: 207-859-4812
aremi.tapia@colby.edu