Scholarship Competition

Jan. 27, 2018

High-achieving high school students were invited to campus to compete for one of two

Full-Tuition Presidential Scholarships


These scholarships were valued at $121,000 through the four years of undergraduate education at Bluffton.

Participants received a $1,000 annual scholarship just for participating in the Presidential Scholarship Competition.    

To be eligible for the scholarship competition, participants had to meet the following requirements:

      • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale 
      • Score a minimum 25 ACT/1200 on the SAT (critical reading and math)
      • Earn admission to Bluffton prior to the competition date
      • Register for the competition


 All eligible students were welcome to participate in this competition. Families were also welcome to come to campus. 

How were the winners chosen?

The winners of the scholarship competition were chosen based on three key categories:

  • An essay - written and completed on campus the day of the competition
  • Overall grade point average
  • Standardized test scores


Students with an unavoidable conflict on the scheduled day of the competition had an alternate option for participating. Contact the office of admission for details. 

The date for the 2019 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP competition is to be determined.