Coolidge Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipients of the Full-Ride “Coolidge Scholarship” for Academic Merit

June 16, 2016

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce the names of the three students selected as the inaugural recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship. The Coolidge Scholarship is among the most generous scholarships in America. This full-ride, non-partisan merit award covers a student’s tuition, room and board for four years of undergraduate study. Unlike many other full-ride scholarships, the Coolidge Scholarship may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States.

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Register to Judge Debate

March 9, 2016

Volunteering as a judge is a very meaningful way to get involved in our debate program. Judges are needed this summer on June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, and July 23. Register today!

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Before Jackie O, There was Grace Coolidge

May 22, 2015

Jackie Kennedy has long been renowned for her laudable fashion sense and regal stature. During JFK’s presidency she sparkled on the national stage. Yet there was another first lady who was the Jackie of her time. At Plymouth Notch she is the Queen of all our hearts: Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge. Wife, mother, and First Lady of the United States, Grace warmed the hearts of all who knew her. She provided the family space and social grace that allowed her husband Calvin to succeed in the White House. The American people recognized what a gem they had in her, and we continue to celebrate the life of this great woman.

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Students from Salisbury School Kick Off our Presidential Debate Program!

May 11, 2015

After a long, sleepy winter at the Notch, the Coolidge Foundation was pleased to welcome 31 high school students from Salisbury School in Connecticut, who came up for a day of learning and debate on Friday, April 17th. Thanks to the generosity of one of their trustees, Mr. John Childs, the students were able to spend the day learning about the benefits and costs of college education. Their debate topic, Resolved: Attending college is worth the cost to students and their families, gave the young men the opportunity to think critically about whether or not a college education would ultimately reap the rewards they hope for.

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Modern American Conservatism: A Spirited Conversation at the Hoover Institution

March 20, 2015

It can be said with a high degree of certainty that Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hooverdid not have the warmest of relationships. As the trailblazing Secretary of Commerce Hoover campaigned for industry standardization and greatly increased the influence and power of the sleepy backwater Commerce Department. Coolidge never thought highly of Hoover’s activist sentiments, referring to him as “wonderboy.” Nonetheless, Coolidge supported Hoover in both 1928 and 1932, giving his last public speech in the run-up to the 1932 presidential election in Hoover’s favor.

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