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Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

Sponsored by: Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation

Applicant must be a junior in an Iowa high school or home school program who plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Selection is based upon project proposals and letters of recommendation. Approximately 15 juniors are chosen to participate and then complete their projects over the summer between their junior and senior year. In the fall of their senior year they make presentations about their projects at the Hoover Presidential Library Museum in West Branch, Iowa. Recipients must attend an expense-paid weekend in June at the Hoover Historical Complex in West Branch and presentation day in October.


Application Deadline March 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Number of Applications 80
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $6,000
Min $1,000


Max 18
Min 15

Contact Information

Delene McConnaha
Scholarship Administrator
Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation
P.O. Box 696
West Branch, IA 52358 United States

Phone: (319) 643-5327
Fax: (319) 643-2391

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