The annual Presidential Scholars Public Policy Symposium provides an intellectually challenging forum for Presidential Scholars to explore issues of public policy with their peers.
The symposia are structured as simulation games, in which students take the roles of stakeholders who must negotiate with each other to try to resolve a policy challenge or crisis In past years, scholars have confronted issues related to global warming, U.S. immigration, global health, genocide prevention and the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.
All Holy Cross Presidential Scholars hold academic merit scholarships, most of which are awarded based on achievement in high school in music, classics and other disciplines. Presidential Scholars also hold Gates Millennium Scholarships and are Charles A. Dana Scholars, who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and character. Dana Scholars are selected from current Holy Cross students who have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and have been recommended by faculty.
Read about previous symposia