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High School Awards Program

Washington College’s High School Awards Program is dedicated to recognizing those high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their academics and community service, and have shown leadership in and out of their school’s community.

Any high school may nominate two qualified juniors (one per award) for the Washington College Academic Achievement Award and the Washington College Leadership and Community Service Award. These awards are designed to celebrate the achievement of high school juniors and the effort they have put forward during their high school careers. 

The final nomination deadline is May 2. There is a preferred nomination deadline of March 14 for those schools who wish to have award materials delivered in time for their spring awards program. Nominate qualified students here

Washington College Academic Achievement Award

The Washington College Academic Achievement Award is awarded to a member of the junior class who, in the opinion of the faculty and staff, has achieved success in a rigorous course load during his/her junior year, while being an active member of the school’s community. 

Award Criteria:

  • High Achievement in School Work
  • Rigorous Course Load
  • Strong Achievement in Research or Lab Assignments
  • Active Member of the School Community

Washington College Leadership and Community Service Award

The Washington College Leadership and Community Service Award recognizes a junior who, in the opinion of the faculty and staff, has done exceptional work in community service, shown outstanding leadership, and achieved success in his/her course work.

Award Criteria:

  • Outstanding Leadership at School and in the Community
  • Exceptional work in Community Service
  • High Achievement and Rigor in All Classes

Nomination Process

Each high school may nominate one student for each award. No school may nominate the same student for both awards. The weighting of award criteria is left to the discretion of the faculty and staff at the individual high school, but all criteria for each award should be considered. We ask that only one member of the faculty/staff at a school send in nominations. To nominate a student, fill out the nomination forms online. The nomination deadline is May 2. There is a preferred deadline of March 14.

Award Recognition Scholarship

All award recipients will be eligible to receive a merit scholarship worth at least $7,500 per year for four years. To be considered for this scholarship, award recipients must first apply and be admitted to Washington College. The high school award scholarship is only applicable to Washington College and can not be transferred to another institution. Along with being eligible for particular scholarships, the application fee for award recipients will be waived. A students intended major does not affect their scholarship consideration.