The 2015 Hamilton Award

Provided by The Alexander Hamilton Friends Association

The purpose of the Hamilton Award is to recognize high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, entrepreneurial and leadership achievements and to select students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy. Winners of the Hamilton Award are enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy, joining a distinguished cohort of peers from across the US who learn from one another and grow together as they take steps towards a college education. Enrollment in the Hamilton Leaders Academy also includes the following: a $500 cash scholarship; an autographed copy of Richard Brookhiser's Alexander Hamilton, American; an autographed copy of William Chrystal's Hamilton by the Slice; proclamation signed by Doug Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton; a Hamilton lapel pin courtesy of the Hamilton family and letters of congratulations. Bio-sketches of winners appear on the Hamilton Friends website, and news releases are sent to city, state, and federal elected officials, as well as local media outlets. The Hamilton Leaders Academy is a no student cost program that helps students gain acceptance to college and transition successfully to university life and the workforce. The first two years include an “academic-year” curriculum, running from September to April, with a week-long summer leadership institute called “Leader Week.” The academic year consists of individual support through email and phone calls, and group support through conference calls. The first year Leader Week takes place in Seattle, and the second year concludes with an international service experience. To apply for the Hamilton Award go to The application will open on December 4th. All applications, including a letter of recommendation, must be submitted by March 5th at 11:59 pm EST. Please send all inquiries to
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