Academic All Stars



We are excited to relaunch our HOBY Academic All-Stars program this September of 2017! Established to recognize HOBY alumni for their accomplishments in the classroom, graduating HOBY alumni are welcome to apply to become a HOBY Academic All-Star. We are proud to recognize our academic standouts for their hard work!

A HOBY Academic All-Star will complete 12th grade or earn their college degree by the spring of 2018 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Academic All-Stars will receive a congratulatory letter with a certificate and official HOBY honor cord to wear at graduation. In addition, each participant will be included on the Academic All-Stars page of the HOBY website for one program year. We strongly encourage you to list this recognition on your college or related job applications.

Please submit your application materials online by September 30th, 2017. There is a non-refundable $47.95 application fee that must be included with the application. $20 of this donation will directly support your local HOBY site! Please carefully review all qualifications and application items listed below before applying. Information must be verifiable:

  1. Must have attended an official HOBY program (Leadership Seminar, World Leadership Congress, Advanced Leadership Academy, International Program) in 2017 or earlier.
  2. Must have a cumulative weighted 3.5+ GPA on a 4.0 scale. (If your school does not use a 4.0 scale, please work with your guidance counselor to convert your grades accordingly. If your school does not weigh GPAs, please use cumulative unweighted GPA.)
  3. We require an uploaded scan of your transcript that includes the following: Your full name, school’s name, weighted GPA, and the date. (If possible, please highlight this information on the application and acquire a counselor’s signature.)
  4. Application, transcript, and non-refundable fee must be submitted online by September 30, 2017. (If paying by check, please indicate check information on your online application and put the check in the mail by September 30th. Late payments cannot be accepted.)


We will update the Academic All-Stars Standouts webpage by November 3, 2017. Award packages can be expected to arrive by late November. We encourage you to be outstanding and take advantage of this opportunity! So many HOBY alumni stand out in school and in their communities, and we are eager to applaud your accomplishments!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Tori at