Coolidge Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$129,237

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 16, 2021

Saturday
Awarded By:

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Inc.

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States of America at the time of application.
  3. Must intend to enroll full time in an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in the fall semester following the upcoming one.
  4. Must be a high school junior (or the equivalent if homeschooled). Students who are currently high school juniors that take some courses at a local college are eligible to apply.
  5. Must demonstrate the following qualities: academic excellence; a keen interest in public policy and an appreciation for the values President Calvin Coolidge championed; humility and leadership.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This full-ride scholarship is open to U.S. high school juniors who plan to enroll full time in an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in the fall term following high school graduation. Students are selected based on the following criteria: academic excellence; keen interest in public policy.

Application requirements for the Coolidge Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • Essays (2)
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Finalists will be notified in May. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend, to take place in mid-May, at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury, chaired by Dr. Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award in late May of their junior year, before college application. The summer before the senior year of high school, newly selected Coolidge Scholars will spend seven orientation days at the picturesque birthplace of the President, Plymouth Notch, Vt. There scholars will get to know Coolidge and his world, meet policy leaders, and help the Coolidge Foundation oversee its formidable debate programs. Scholars will return to Plymouth Notch for a week in each of the next three summers. During the academic year, scholars will participate in the Coolidge Scholars Leadership Training Program. An applicant cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.

Award Amount: The scholarship covers the recipient's full tuition, room and board, and required fees for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge Scholarship also provides an annual stipend for books and supplies and funding to participate in Coolidge Scholars Leadership Training Program.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $129,237.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, January 16, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, January 16, 2021

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline date.
Contact: Rushad Thomas
Address: P.O. Box 97 Plymouth, Vermont 05056

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