Presidential Scholars Program


The Presidential Scholars' (PSP) cohort-based program model is designed to provide students with a unique collegiate experience.

Students are selected based on their academic promise, with attention to recruiting economically and demographically diverse groups. PSP creates a community where students will thrive both academically and socially.

The Presidential Scholars Program will provide a foundation for scholars to expand their intellectual curiosity through:

  • Research assistant opportunities with faculty
  • Summer internship placement assistance
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Alumni networking opportunities
  • Academic workshops developed exclusively for Presidential Scholars

Scholars will also engage in social activities where they will:

  • Become a part of a community of scholars    
  • Learn from and engage with upperclassmen
  • Develop a sense of belonging
  • Explore Providence and the greater New England area landmarks and attractions


  • Paid summer research opportunity after the 1st  and 2nd years, with summer earnings waivers
  • Mentoring and participation in an academic community/cohort
  • Academic Advising and Support
  • Research and Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exposure to Internal and External Enrichment Opportunities
  • Cohort Base Group Sessions
  • Group Trips and Excursions