Coolidge Scholars – Junior Opportunity

Reminder!!!   All scholarships are being posted in the College Guidance community page in DC Connect.  Students should choose  “Groups” from their menu and then select, “College Guidance”.  Scholarships are listed in the “Topics” section of the page!


We write to let you know that the 2017 Coolidge Scholarship application is now live. We hope that you will consider sharing this opportunity with interested high school juniors.

By way of quick background, The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2018 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).

Coolidge Scholars are selected based on three main criteria:

  1. Academic excellence;
  2. Interest in public policy and an understanding of the values President Coolidge championed;
  3. Humility, service and leadership.

The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant — but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 45-50 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit in Washington, DC where the students have the chance to meet each other and tour all three branches of government.

The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: Please note the deadline is 7:00 PM EST, February 13, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at or by phone at (802) 672-3389.

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