The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the scholars program offered by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars are among America’s foremost young leaders who personify the values that President Reagan took to Washington and inspired a nation with three decades ago.
Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities.
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Scholars are rooted in their principles, values and ethics. They possess the unique combination of self-confidence and humility that defined President Reagan’s leadership.
They earn the respect of their peers by demonstrating genuine integrity, dependability and hope for a brighter future.
Scholars value family and demonstrate a strong commitment to their role as a contributing member. Often, they make sacrifices to support the overall needs of those around them.
Scholars are driven by a sense of civic commitment and pride to actively engage in their communities and affect positive change. They deeply value the freedom and equality that make our nation unique and prosperous.
Scholars exhibit President Reagan’s ideals of personal accountability, tolerance and a belief in the human potential. They possess the awareness, empathy and internal motivation to improve their communities.
They serve selflessly in pursuit of prosperity for their fellow students and citizens. President Reagan envisioned a society where individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride are cherished.
Scholars share President Reagan’s unwavering patriotism and belief in the virtues and abilities of free people and the country they built.
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years and up to $40,000 total per recipient.
Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
- demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
- demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
- be citizens of the United States of America;
- be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
- plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need.
Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Counselors and teachers, download a program flyer here.
Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute cannot address applicant questions.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
Honoring both our nation’s 40th President and his lasting legacy of leadership, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program awards Ventura County, Calif., high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character with a total of $50,000 in scholarships annually.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Demonstrate outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and commitment to Ventura County.
- Be high school seniors who will graduate from a high school in Ventura County, California, in winter 2016 or spring 2017. Homeschooled high school seniors in Ventura County, California, are eligible to apply.
- Secure two recommendations by authority figures who have observed them in a leadership role, including a teacher.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
- Be citizens of the United States of America.
Awards will generally range from $1,000-$10,000 and will be determined by the Foundation. Awards are not renewable and are for one time only.
Awards are for undergraduate study only and may be used for education related expenses: tuition, fees, books, supplies room and board. Top award recipients also may choose a teacher who will receive a grant of $500.
Qualified candidates may apply online starting January 3, 2017 through February 20, 2017. To be considered for this award, candidates must complete the secure online application and all of its components prior to the deadline.
Deadline extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications will be disqualified. Beyond 2017, you have to visit the site to know when the grant will open again to receive applications from the candidate.
Semifinalists will be contacted in March and asked to submit an additional application component. Semifinalists, their families, and their school administrators will be invited to an awards dinner at the Reagan Library in May 2017. Recipients will be announced at the event.
Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program or email email@example.com.
Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation cannot address applicant questions.
The Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute strives to make their programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status.
If you are in need of financial assistance and would like to apply for a scholarship, please carefully read, complete, and submit a scholarship application.
$400.00, with a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Students accepted into the program will have the application fee applied to the total cost of the program.
An application is required as well as a recommendation from a teacher/counselor/principal.
The program is held on-site at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
Teachers and counselors can nominate an outstanding student leader in your school for our week-long Leadership Program. We will send them program information as well as an application for the 2017 Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation encourages the pursuit of education and self improvement by awarding scholarships to extraordinary young leaders.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Washington DC Office
1433 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Read more and sign up here to be notified when the program opens, https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/?gclid=CP7ErqeFpdMCFRkKKgodbmIA7A