Fifteen presidential scholars were recently named for the 2011-2012 academic year, representing a variety of academic areas. Chosen students are members of the senior class and serve as ambassadors for the college.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.6 and demonstrate academic achievement across the curriculum, affirming Geneseo's values of excellence and innovation. Achievement could be involvement in major directed studies, substantial overseas studies, independent research, conference presentations, significant artistic projects and/or record of creativity. They must also be active within the community.
Presidential Scholars are nominated by faculty members and reviewed by a panel of faculty and students before being recommended to the provost for final approval.