Book Awards for exceptional high school junior women

The Vermont Wellesley Club annually participates in the college’s Book Award program as an opportunity to plant or nurture the seed of attending Wellesley for exceptional young women and also to raise awareness about the college for other students who hear about the award.


Wellesley accepts nominations from high schools (as nominated by the school's awards committee), to honor a female student in the junior class whose academic record and character are exceptional and who has also made significant personal contributions to her school and/or community. 


This program is covered by donations from Vermont Wellesley Club members. Please consider a donation for the full award for $35 but please know that all contributions are gratefully received. To make a gift for book awards, send your check to Kelly (who serves as both Book Award Chair and Club Treasurer) or click on the link to become a member, an option will present itself for making a designated gift to the Book Awards Program.


The club has long-standing relationships with administration and makes awards at the following schools:

  • Bellows Fall Union
  • Black River
  • Brattleboro Union
  • Burlington
  • Champlain Valley Union
  • Enosburg Falls
  • Essex
  • Green Mountain Union
  • Hanover
  • Hartford
  • Harwood Union
  • Lamoille Union
  • Middlebury Union
  • Missisquoi Union
  • Montpelier
  • Mt Abraham Union
  • Mt Mansfield
  • Mt St Joseph Academy
  • Otter Valley Union
  • Oxbow
  • Peoples Academy
  • Rutland
  • Spaulding
  • Springfield
  • St Johnsbury Academy
  • Stowe
  • Thetford Academy
  • U-32
  • Vermont Academy
  • Windsor
  • Winooski
  • Woodstock Union