Yale Book Award


Annually, Yale regional clubs and individual alumni celebrate and recognize outstanding secondary school junior class scholar-citizens. This recognition award includes an appropriate book to which is affixed a Yale bookplate inscribed with student’s name, date of award, Yale club sponsor, and/or award donor. Clubs or individual alumni purchase and inscribe the book, which is presented to the student at an appropriate ceremony. The student recipient is determined by school officials. Students may not self-nominate or campaign for the award nor be related to individual Yale alumni award givers.

  • Yale regional clubs and individual alumni present this award to outstanding local high school students, generally at the end of their junior year.
  • Clubs or individual alumni decide the number of awards and which schools are to be involved.
  • In consultation with school officials, the club or individual alumnus determines the criteria for the award, which should include “outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.” The selection of award recipients is made by school officials.

If your school is in Nevada and is interested in being part of the Book Award Program, please contact Cynthia Mun, ASC Director of Nevada. If your school is not in Nevada, please contact your local Yale Club or contact the Yale Alumni Association to find alumni who are willing to sponsor the prize for your school.