Freshmen President's Scholarship Competitions

A one-day, invitation only competition where freshmen students compete for the University's most prestigious scholarships.

Dates and Details

2018-2019 Competition Dates

  • Friday, December 7th, 2018
  • Friday, January 18th, 2019
  • Friday, February 8th, 2019

*Space is very limited for each date, so RSVP soon after receipt of an invitation.

Scholarships Available

Pace Presidential Scholarship* | Value: $50,000+

In conjunction with Florida Bright Futures (if applicable) and Financial Aid, this scholarship covers a student's tuition, room & board, and an additional $600 stipend for textbooks is provided. Award amount will not exceed direct cost. 

All students who attend the competition and are not awarded the Pace Presidential Scholarship will still receive an Admissions Merit Scholarship. 

*Students who join the Kugelman Honors Program will also receive a research/study abroad stipend as part of their scholarship award. For more information on Honors, please visit:

Additional Details

  • Students selected for the competition must be traditional-age incoming freshmen.
  • The competition is invitation only.
  • You must participate in the on-campus competition (no exceptions).
  • The competition will include an interview with a faculty member.
  • Those invited to attend will be asked to submit an essay (prompt will be provided).
  • Students are automatically considered for invitation once they are offered admission.  Once invited, the student will need to complete the RSVP (sent via email and postal).
  • Students must have completed their application by the deadline and be offered admission by the decision date falling prior to the competition.