The Coolidge Senators Program is a distinct program from the Coolidge Scholarship that recognizes one hundred top Coolidge Scholarship applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and show a special interest in Calvin Coolidge. All students who apply to the Coolidge Scholarship are automatically considered for the Coolidge Senators Program — there is no separate application required.

Students who qualify for the Coolidge Senator distinction will be notified by the Coolidge Foundation directly. To accept the Foundation’s invitation and become a Coolidge Senator, students are required to attend the Coolidge Senator Summit in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. At the Summit — a multi-day, expenses-paid, event — Coolidge Senators tour Calvin Coolidge’s hometown, discuss pressing issues in policy and business with renowned experts, and take part in seminars on issues of national importance. Coolidge Senators also receive a modest, one-time, college scholarship.

The Summit gives Senators a glimpse into the world of Calvin Coolidge and a chance to see how a boy born in the remote Green Mountains of Vermont made his way to the highest office in the land. While in Plymouth, the Senators will visit the modest home where President Coolidge was born, step inside the family homestead where Coolidge took the presidential oath of office, visit the wood-paneled church where the Coolidge family worshipped, and see the quiet grave site where President Coolidge rests alongside his family.

President Coolidge understood that America’s free enterprise system was critical to sustaining our republic. Thus, the Senator Summit gives special emphasis to entrepreneurship and the private sector, bringing business leaders to meet with students.

Importantly, the Summit provides the opportunity for Coolidge Senators to forge friendships with other top students from across America. Designation as a Coolidge Senator opens up a wide network of both peers and mentors. The Coolidge Foundation provides further enrichment opportunities for Coolidge Senators during their college years including an annual national conference and alumni summit in Washington, D.C.

Typically, the Summit takes place in August following the Scholarship application process. Click here to read testimonials about the Summit from past Coolidge Senators.

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