About the President’s Scholars Program

Scholarship. Leadership. ServiceCalifornia State University Channel Islands (CI) is a special learning community that welcomes students as active partners in a distinctive educational experience. CI seeks students who enjoy a campus environment where their voices and beliefs are embraced, valued, and respected. CI students learn to think critically from professors who become mentors and sources of inspiration.

The CI President’s Scholars Program provides scholarships that include financial assistance to entering students whose outstanding academic achievement and character will be enhanced and enriched in a nurturing environment that emphasizes commitment, success, and service.

Top row from left to right: President's Scholars Advisor and Professor of Performing Arts Dr. Luda Popenhagen, John Butzer, Matthew Fewel, Nathan Porter, Emily Hidalgo, President Richard R. Rush; Bottom row from left to right: Madison Guynn, Christian Ramos, Molly Cook, Olivia Springfield, Taylor Moore (Not pictured: Giovanni Colliti and Nicholas Dolan-Stern)

CI President’s Scholars are encouraged to explore their talents, achieve their aspirations, and to strive to make a difference in society. They learn about the world and they learn about themselves. On campus, they become part of a diverse and close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff. CI President’s Scholars are given the tools to prepare for lives of scholarship, leadership, and service.

High school students who have distinguished themselves academically are encouraged to become a CI President’s Scholar by applying for this scholarship established through a generous endowment from the Pierre Claeyssens family. The scholarship includes full California state resident fees, a $600 per semester credit at the University bookstore, and use of a laptop computer. The scholarship is renewable for 4 years. In addition, on-campus room and board will be included for a student who is also a National Merit finalist or semifinalist.

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