U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

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At the request of the Commission on Presidential Scholars, which is appointed by the President of the United States, YoungArts Serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country's highest honor for high school seniors. Each year, 20 YoungArts winners are chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts and showcase their work at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC and are awarded as U.S. Presidential Scholars at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. 

Save the Dates: The 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts will be announced in May. Performance and exhibition dates are scheduled as follows:

Monday, June 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
"A Salute to the U.S. Presidential Scholars", performed by the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall
Tickets available soon

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Exhibition by 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
Smithsonian Museum

 

Watch the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in "A Salute to the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars" and view photos on our FaceBook page.

View the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Nominees, here


Past Presidential Scholars in the Arts Winners

2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts

2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts 

2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts