The Vanguard Award is offered annually to high school students who exhibit not only extraordinary academic ability, but also intellectual curiosity, global consciousness, and entrepreneurial spirit. It is these qualities that distinguish Minerva students from other accomplished scholars. By recognizing those who are pursuing uncommon interests and charting unique paths, we seek to honor young, innovative thinkers around the world.
Many traditional universities in the United States present books written by their professors to top students, but the Vanguard Award is designed to inspire creative thinking. Our award winners will receive a custom journal, so they can document their own explorations, ideas, and insights.
We encourage you to nominate one extraordinary student for the Vanguard Award. Simply fill out the form below with basic information about yourself, the nominee, and how the nominee demonstrates the award criteria.
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