The Washington College Book Award


Present a Washington College Book Award at the secondary or prep school(s) of your choice. When you participate in this program, you are championing your alma mater as the ideal setting to pursue historical scholarship at the undergraduate level.

The Washington College Book Award recognizes a high school junior who, in the judgment of his or her teachers, has produced outstanding written work in the field of history. Each award is given by a Washington College alumnus at a school of his or her choosing. Awards are typically made during spring award assemblies, and alumni are encouraged to present the awards in person to recipients.

The book awarded to each recipient will be the current winner of the George Washington Book Prize. Each year, Washington College (in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and George Washington’s Mount Vernon) presents the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize to the author whose recently published work contributes to a greater public understanding of early American history.

To present a Washington College Book Award at a high school, complete the nomination form and we’ll contact the high school to confirm their interest. You may also call the Alumni Office at 410-778-7846 or e-mail