CSM Offers Rigorous Academic Program for Calvert Students

Presidential Scholars Program Accepting County’s Top High School Graduates

            A program geared toward providing Calvert County’s top high school graduates with a rigorous academic experience is available through the College of Southern Maryland’s Presidential Scholars Program.

            Presidential Scholars will benefit from challenging academic curriculum, mentoring opportunities, personalized support, small class sizes and scholarship support. Students will also have the opportunity to study abroad, engage in internships and research projects, attend monthly luncheons with speakers and participate in the National Honors Society.

Scholars will have guaranteed transfer admission options to more than 40 public and private universities, including George Mason University, The George Washington University, Howard University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Towson University, University of Maryland College Park, Virginia Commonwealth University and Frostburg University.

            The scholars program is supported by the Florence B. Trueman Scholarship Fund of Calvert County with students receiving scholarships of 25 percent of tuition in their freshman year and 50 percent in their sophomore year.

            To be considered for the program, students must be residents of Calvert County, be ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, test or be placed into college-ready courses for mathematics, English and reading skills, and file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applications showing interest are due April 15.          

For information on the Presidential Scholars Program including a sample honors curriculum and application requirements, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Academics/presidentialscholars.html.   

For a list of universities with guaranteed transfer admission partnerships with CSM, visit http://www.csmd.edu/academics/guaranteedtransfer.html.