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The Commission on Presidential Scholars

The Commission on Presidential Scholars is a group of eminent private citizens appointed by the President to select and honor the Presidential Scholars. Commissioners are selected from across the country, representing the fields of education, medicine, law, social services, business, and other professions. The Commissioners make the final selection of the 161 Presidential Scholars. The Scholars demonstrate exceptional accomplishments in academics, the arts, career and technical education and an outstanding commitment to public service.

The Commission on Presidential Scholars

Eileen L. Weiser
Commission Chair
Member, Michigan State Board of Education

Sally Atwater
South Carolina

Tina S. Holland
President, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Mandy Manning
2018 National Teacher of the Year

Darla Romfo
President & COO, Children's Scholarship Fund
North Dakota

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Washington
Washington, D.C.

Last Modified: 01/15/2019