Sponsor a Prize Book

Introduce talented young people to the opportunities available at Harvard, and recognize their scholastic and personal achievements through the Harvard Prize Book program.  Prize Books are presented annually in more than 1,900 high schools around the world to outstanding students in the next-to-graduating class who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and achievement in other nonacademic areas. The award is often given at the school’s graduating exercises, with appropriate remarks by a local alumnus/a. 

To establish a Prize Book award, a NAAHU member need only contribute the cost of one book. Currently, Harvard Prize Books are awarded at the following schools:
  • Noli Indian School 
  • Navajo Preparatory School 
  • Sherman Indian High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe High School 
  • Sequoyah High School
  • Red Cloud High School
  • New Town High School
  • Oneida Nation High School
  • Hoopa Valley High School
  • Salmon River High School
  • Shead High School
  • Tohono O'odham High School
  • Santa Fe Indian School
  • Lapwai School
If you would like to sponsor a prize book please contact the Schools and Scholarships Committee at naahu@post.harvard.edu.
There are two books available for presentation as a Harvard Prize Book:

The Harvard BookTHE HARVARD BOOK, by the late William Bentinck-Smith, is a collection of passages and quotations about Harvard. The revised version of The Harvard Book adds 120 pages to all of the original 1953 material. The book includes passages by Presidents Eliot, Lowell, Conant, and Pusey and narratives of the presidencies of Nathan Pusey and Derek Bok. Contributing writers include John Updike, Theodore H. White, Erich Segal, David Halberstam, Barbara Ward, Jackson Bate, Charles Dickens, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Wolfe, Cleveland Amory, Alistair Cooke, and Archibald MacLeish. 
Harvard A-Z, by John T. Bethell AB’54 et al., offers an alphabetical compendium of short, but substantial, essays about Harvard University.  The book contains more than two hundred entries written by three Harvard veterans who bring to the task more than 125 years of experience within the University. The entries range from essential facts to no less interesting ephemerafrom the Arnold Arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to the peculiar medical specimens of the Warren Museum; from Arts and Athletics to Towers and Tuition;  from the very real environs (Cambridge, Charles River, Quincy Street) to the Harvard of Hollywood and fiction.