Apply to the Harvard Book Prize

The Harvard Book Prize is awarded to outstanding Hong Kong high school students in the next-to-graduating class who have achieved academic excellence, possess exceptional personal qualities, and have made a significant contribution to their school or community.


Schools nominate and submit up to three winners based on ranked order.

Scroll down to begin the nomination process.

Book Prize Winners are eligible to apply for one of the following:

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Book Prize Scholarship

The Book Prize Scholarship awards 2-3 exceptional students based on need and merit. In past years winners had the opportunity to study at Harvard University's Summer School.

Due to Covid-19, in 2021, the award will be a $10,000 cash prize. 

Essay Award

The Essay Award recognizes 2-3 students each year for their excellence in English writing on a topic based on the current year’s Book Prize theme.