Sponsor a Prize Book


Harvard Book Awards

The Harvard Book Award program is an important way for local alumni to recognize students in our community. In the greater DC area, Harvard Book Awards are presented annually in more than 100 high schools to an outstanding student in the junior class who combines excellence in scholarship and high character with achievement in other fields. The selected student typically receives the award at the school’s graduation exercise or other awards program.

The Harvard Club of Washington, DC, has chosen Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, by Richard J. Light PhD '69, as the designated book.  This book offers concrete advice from his 10 years of interviews with Harvard seniors.  Professor Light answers fundamental questions: How do you choose classes wisely? What is the best way to study? Why do some professors inspire you while others leave you cold? How can you connect what you’re learning in the classroom with the rest of life? Filled with practical advice, illuminated with stories of real students’ self-doubts, failures, discoveries, and hopes, the book is a handbook for academic and personal success.

The Harvard Club handles all the details and will contact the school to arrange for the awarding of the prize. Often the alumnus/alumna who donated the book is invited to present the award in a ceremony at the school. In addition, the Club invites all the book award winners to an annual breakfast celebration in their honor, to recognize each student and a teacher or principal from the student's school.

To sponsor a tax-deductible book(s) for $35 each, providing support for the Harvard Book Award program and the breakfast to honor award recipients, please click here: https://hcdc.clubs.harvard.edu/donate.html