YCOG Book Award


Every year, the Yale Club of Georgia recognizes outstanding juniors in local high schools by presenting books to them.  This program helps to:

  • Bring Yale’s name to awards assemblies each year where the most outstanding students, their parents and key teachers, administrators and guidance counselors are present.
  • Strengthen the reputation of secondary schools as learning centers that seek to prepare students for Yale.
  • Ensure that the Yale award is considered the most important one to receive each year (the “gold medal” academic award).
  • Encourage students who had not previously considered themselves likely candidates for Yale or similar universities to widen their horizons.
  • Let the community share the excitement through photographs and description of the award in local papers and websites.
  • Offer an opportunity for conversation between alumni and Book Award recipients.
  • Deliver with the book two important memorabilia:
    • A Yale bookplate inscribed with the student’s name, date of award, and Yale Club of GA sponsorship.
    • A brochure portraying Yale’s excellence and student life.


The Yale Club of Georgia is honored to partner with the following schools in our 2017 Book Award Program:

Alpharetta High School

Atlanta International School

B.E. Mays High School

B.E.S.T. Academy High School

Booker T. Washington High School

Cambridge High School

Carver Comprehensive High School

Carver Early College High School

Chamblee Charter High School

Chattahoochee High School

Clarke Central High School

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Darlington School

DeKalb School of the Arts

Druid Hills High School

Frederick Douglas High School

Grady High School

Johns Creek High School

Lakeside High School

Lassiter High School

Lumpkin County High School

Lovett School

Marist School

Mill Creek High School

Northview High School

North Atlanta High School

Pace Academy

Paideia School

Peachtree Ridge High School

Riverwood International Charter School

Roswell High School

South Atlanta High School

Tucker High School

Weber School

Wesleyan School

Westminster School

Woodward Academy