Scholarship Competition

Next year's event will be held in January 2018.

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

Full-Tuition Presidential Scholarships


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

You will receive a $1,000 annual scholarship just for participating in the Presidential Scholarship Competition.    

To be eligible for the scholarship competition, you must meet the following requirements:


 All eligible students are welcome to participate in this competition. Families are welcome to come to campus with you.

How are the winners chosen?

The winners of the scholarship competition are 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 will have an alternate option for participating. Contact the office of admissions for details.