Large Scholarships

Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

who should apply?students with a strong leadership record and intellectual curiosity
eligible grade levelsjuniors
awardfull-ride (tuition, room, board, expenses)
opensnow open
deadlineJanuary 19, 2022, 5 PM Eastern Time
decisions releasedfinal scholar decision: June 1, 2022 (finalists notified in the spring)
selectivity10 finalists for 2023
2-3 scholars for 2023
100 Coolidge Senators

application requirements

  • must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited US college or university for the first time in fall 2023
  • US citizen or permanent legal resident
  • high school junior

application process

Round 1 (Open now, closes Jan. 19, 2022)

  • personal, academic, familial information
  • transcript
  • two essays
  • resume
  • two letters of recommendation

Round 2

  • 10 finalists flown out to Woodstock, VT for Finalist Interview Weekend (travel and lodging covered for finalists and one parent)
  • Finalists still get a one-time Finalist Award scholarship
  • Senators get a one-time scholarship + all-expenses-paid Coolidge Senators summit in Washington, DC (August 2022)


  • pros: anyone can apply to this scholarship, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, financials, etc. It is truly merit based.
  • cons: Only very little people receive the benefits of this scholarship. Everyone wants the big money; often it’s the upper-class or rich people that get this scholarship simply because they have more, bigger, and better involvement in areas that Coolidge likes (public policy specifically)

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