We're asking members to nominate Australian high schools to participate in the annual Harvard Club Book Prize. The prize is awarded to outstanding high school students in their penultimate year and aims to recognise one student each year, selected by their school, who displays academic excellence combined with extracurricular achievement and strength of character. It seeks to attract talented students to undertake undergraduate degrees at Harvard University.

We are keen that, in expanding the program, the schools to which it is offered are those where HCA members have a connection – could be your former school, one your children have attended, one you support, admire or is in your neighbourhood.

To nominate a school all you need to do is

(1) advise Harvard Book Prize Program Coordinator, Jeremy James, the school you nominate via email ;

(2) identify preferred point of contact at the school – a senior staff member, ideally with an email or phone;

(3) Jeremy will then send you materials (a “pitch”, selection criteria) which you send to the school contact (or he will do, at your discretion); (4) let Jeremy know the response, then he will arrange for the book (with a dedication plate inserted) to mail to the school contact.

New schools for the 2021 prize will be accepted up until November 20, if you can please nominate them by then.

Schools already participating include:

Sydney Schools

  • North Sydney Girls High School
  • Sydney Girls High School
  • Sydney Boys High School
  • Hornsby Girls High School
  • St George Girls High School
  • Sydney Technical High School
  • Meriden School
  • MLC School
  • St. Joseph's College
  • Scots College
  • Fairvale High School
  • Concord High School
  • Cranbrook School


  • Marsden SHS
  • Brisbane SHS
  • Indooroopilly SHS
  • St Aidan's Anglican Girls School
  • Centenary Heights SHS
  • Padua College
  • Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics
  • Kirwan SHS
  • Kelvin Grove SSC
  • Mansfield SHS
  • Southport SHS
  • Palm Beach Currumbin SHS


  • St Mary's Anglican Girls School
  • Churchlands Senior High School
  • Hale School