2024 U.S. CTE Presidential Scholars Nominations
VDOE’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, is accepting nominations of Virginia candidates for 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education for recognition “on the basis of outstanding scholarship and demonstrated ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.” The Criteria for Candidate Identification and Nomination provides detailed information and the categories that will be used by the Commission on Presidential Scholars selection committee. Use these criteria to select appropriate supporting nomination documents for submission.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and, since that time, the program has honored almost 8,000 outstanding high school seniors. As the program has grown from the initial recognition based upon SAT or ACT scores, additional Scholars candidates have been invited to apply for accomplishments in the visual and performing arts or creative writing. Beginning in 2016, outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) were included for recognition.
School divisions are invited to nominate an outstanding senior CTE student for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The 2024 CTE U.S. Presidential Scholars Nomination Form, and strong, relevant supporting documents must be submitted in one folder for each nominee through the VDOE’s secure Single Sign-on Web Systems (SSWS) drop box to the attention of Judith Sams. All nominations must be received no later than October 26, 2023.