U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Contact Information

Education Consultant
Madison Lacey
(307) 777-6840

About the Program

Established in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has recognized and honored some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

Nominees who are selected as Presidential Scholars will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June, where they will be presented with the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements. During their visit to Washington, Scholars have access to important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other accomplished people. Scholars are provided opportunities to: wrestle with issues that concern America and the world; attend recitals, receptions and ceremonies held in their honor; and visit area museums and monuments.

More information about this honor can be found from the U.S. Department of Education’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program page. 

Nominating for the Scholars Program

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks Wyoming high schools and district employees to nominate graduating high school seniors to the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. 

Nominees should be high school seniors, who either exemplify outstanding scholarship and academic excellence or demonstrate mastery of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) field. For additional General Nominations or CTE Nominations please visit the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Nomination Information page.

Applications to nominate a student scholar for the 2021 selections are now closed.