About the Scholarship

Coolidge Scholarship is authorized and is recognized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundatio, Inc.

The foundation that was started in the year 1960 by John Coolidge, it is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit based in Plymouth Notch dedicated to preserving the legacy and promoting the values of America’s 30th president. 

Coolidge Scholarship is a presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge Scholarship also provides an annual stipend for books and supplies.


What are the requirements needed for this scholarship?

  • Students are required to submit their SAT/ACT score-cards, along with their PSAT score, and AP test scores to prove their excellence in academics.

  • Two essays must be submitted, one of no more than 600 words and the other of no more than 800 words.

  • Candidates must provide a resume of two pages that shows their interest in any jobs held.

  • Students must demonstrate their involvement in community service, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, special interests/hobbies, and any awards or honors received.

  • Two letters of recommendation are to be submitted, one from a teacher and other from a member of the community who knows the applicant well.

  • The candidates are instructed to exhibit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to determine what scholarship they are eligible for.


Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship award amounts to $33000 annually to the deserving candidate.

  • The total number of awards offered through this scholarship is for 2 deserving candidates each academic year based on the availability of funds and total applications received.


Deadline Information

All the necessary documents must be sent to the concerned department no later than January 23, 2020. Any application sent post-January will be disqualified.


Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States of America at the time of application.

  • An applicant must be a high school junior and must be a legally recognized citizen of the United States.

  • Must intend to enroll full time in an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate.