MPH Senior Presidential Scholar Candidate

Manlius Pebble Hill senior Maja Cannavo was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. This highly selective program was established in 1964 to recognize our nation’s most accomplished graduating seniors in a wide variety of areas: academic success, leadership, and service to their school and community.

Each year approximately 4,000 candidates are identified for their academic achievement based on having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or the ACT. From that pool of entries, 800 are selected as semi-finalists and no more than 161 are chosen as Presidential Scholars.

Those students who are ultimately chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and are presented the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements.

Semi-finalists will be announced in April, after careful review of applications, essays, and transcripts, and Presidential Scholars will be announced in May.

Since its inception in 1964, over 7,000 students have been named Presidential Scholars.