Introduction to the Harvard Prize Book

Harvard Prize Books are presented annually to outstanding high school juniors in more than 1,900 high schools around the world. Students receiving the award should display "excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in nonacademic areas". The award, which consists of a book, is often given at the school’s graduating exercises, with appropriate remarks by a local Harvard alumnus/a.

The goal of the Harvard Prize Book program is to recognize outstanding high school students who display general excellence and high character. Awards should not be tied to such criteria as athletic achievement or work in a specific community. Prize Books are awarded without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or political beliefs. Additionally, it is at the discretion of the secondary school to determine the recipient of a Prize Book.

Alumni Sponsors

If you are a Harvard alumni and are interested in sponsoring a Prize Book or participating in the program, please get in touch with the Schools & Scholarships Committee at [email protected]

Participating Schools:

  • The High School Affiliated to Fudan University
  • Shanghai High School
  • Shanghai High School International Division
  • Shanghai Foreign Language School


  • 复旦大学附属中学 
  • 上海中学 
  • 上海中学国际部
  • 上海外国语学校