Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Awards for High School Juniors

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Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Awards for High School Juniors

The Hoover Presidential Foundation is providing the “The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award” in the Academic year 2020-2021. Applicants must be juniors in an Iowa high school or homeschool program in the spring of 2021, with a high school graduation date of spring, 2022. Candidates are required to give a presentation at the library and museum between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 23st, 2021.

The program will support up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then complete a project of their own choice and design are selected and recognized annually by the program. It does not determine grades, test results, essays and financial needs. In the case that limitation on COVID-19 are still in effect, special arrangements will be made which could require virtual meetings on certain dates.

The Hoover Presidential Foundation supports the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, the National Historic Site, and other programs that increase Herbert Hoover’s presidential and humanitarian understanding. The vision of the foundation is to improve its internationally-recognized brand.

Brief Description

The applicant may refer to the given table to get more details concerning the fellowship:

Organization The Hoover Presidential Foundation
Educational Level High school juniors
Subjects Any
Amount Varies
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards 15
City West Branch, Iowa
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline  March 15, 2022
Application Fees Nil
Requirement Recommendation Form, Application Form

Who May Be Eligible

Applicants must be:

  • Applicants must be a U.S. resident, a junior in an Iowa high school or homeschool programme in spring 2021, with a high school graduation date of spring 2022, to be eligible for this award.
  • Students selected for the 2021 Uncommon Student Class are expected to be in West Branch, Iowa, at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum between 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26 until 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021.

How to Apply

To enter in this program applicant need to submit the Student Application Form and the Recommendation Form. Online submissions will be confirmed by email at dmmconnaha@hooverpf.org. Students are required to print their completed form before submitting if you would like a copy for your records.

Supporting Documents

You will need to answer the following questions; all answers together should be between 2-4 pages in length:

  • Project advantages or meaning (why do you want to do the project?)
  • Procedures you are going to use to finish your project (how are you going to do it?)
  • Will you use resources/materials to complete your project?
  • Mentors, if necessary, would you look for clarification (you must ask for agreement and notice in the proposal)?
  • During this project, how did you demonstrate your leadership skills?
  • Have you added volunteers? What? How?
  • Conclusion or predicted results?
  • How does the work on this project relate to the expertise of Herbert Hoover as an organizer and leader (before you write this part, make sure to read up on Hoover)?
  • How did this software find out about you?


The winner of the program will receive the following:

Each of the 15 finalists will receive the amount of $1,500 as an award after the program. Three of those could earn an additional $10,000 scholarship each, for a total of $11,500.

Application Deadline

The next deadline to apply is  March 15, 2022, for the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Prize. Late and incomplete application will not be considered.

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