Harvard Prize Book



Every year, the Harvard Club of the UK awards a selected book to an outstanding student at each of over 100 secondary schools.

The Harvard Prize Book is awarded to “an outstanding student in the penultimate year who is academically excellent, exhibits exceptional personal qualities and makes a significant contribution to the school or community.”  The book awards are mailed each year in May. 

The Harvard Prize Book programme was started by Harvard alumni in 1910.  Today, more than 1700 Harvard Prize Books are awarded annually around the world.

The objective of the HCUK programme is to raise Harvard’s visibility amongst UK secondary schools and to encourage talented students to apply to Harvard College.  Many UK students may have heard of Harvard University but still be unfamiliar with the opportunities afforded by our undergraduate education or unaware of the availability of financial aid. 

Please feel free to email us at harvardbookprize@hcuk.org to offer support or request additional information. 


We encourage all members to consider making a minimum contribution (to fund one prize) of £30 annually.