Who is a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar?

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The 2015 program is closed for applications.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars are among America’s foremost young leaders who personify the values that President Reagan took to Washington and inspired a nation with three decades ago. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities.


    Scholars exemplify, inside and outside the classroom, President Reagan’s vision and destiny to lead and serve. They thrive in extracurricular activities and pursue leadership roles to make a positive difference in their school, in their community and on the job.

    Scholars appreciate the value of a quality education and have an affinity for discovery and lifelong learning. They are conscientious about their studies and earnestly pursue academic achievement. Their initiative, imagination and innovation will play a significant role as our country tackles the problems of tomorrow.


    Just as President Reagan did, scholars optimistically look toward the future and pursue success with faith and determination. They have the conviction, ambition and courage to make their dreams reality. They approach their goals with an “it can be done” persistence, and are not deterred by life’s challenges.

    Scholars aspire to advance themselves, their families, and their communities with perpetual hope, self motivation and the power of hard work. They model uncompromising discipline, reliability and work ethic in balancing school obligations with employment.


    Scholars are rooted in their principles, values and ethics. They possess the unique combination of self confidence and humility that defined President Reagan’s leadership. They earn the respect of their peers by demonstrating genuine integrity, dependability and hope for a brighter future.

    Scholars value family and demonstrate a strong commitment to their role as a contributing member. Often, they make sacrifices to support the overall needs of those around them.


    Scholars are driven by a sense of civic commitment and pride to actively engage in their communities and affect positive change. They deeply value the freedom and equality that make our nation unique and prosperous.

    Scholars exhibit President Reagan’s ideals of personal accountability, tolerance and a belief in the human potential. They possess the awareness, empathy and internal motivation to improve their communities. They serve selflessly in pursuit of prosperity for their fellow students and citizens.

    President Reagan envisioned a society where individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride are cherished. Scholars share President Reagan’s unwavering patriotism and belief in the virtues and abilities of free people and the country they built.

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship Management Services, at 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email
ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org . Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation cannot address applicant questions.

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