The Presidential Scholarship Program is founded on the principle that all deserving, talented, and financially challenged students should be provided the opportunity to experience the unique benefits of a Berklee education. Presidential Scholars represent the most talented individuals among all young musicians graduating from high school. Each year, Berklee selects seven top entering musicians (five domestic and two international) to receive the prestigious Presidential Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, on campus housing, the required laptop, and is renewable over four years of study.
To qualify, applicants must demonstrate the highest musical merit through the admissions process as well as financial need. Candidates who qualify based on their admissions application will be notified that they have been nominated for the Presidential Scholarship. Then, qualified candidates will be asked to complete an application for need-based financial aid to complete the application process. Final selection of the Presidential Scholars will be announced in April each year.