SHARE WITH STUDENTS/FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: EXTENSION – Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Nominations now being accepted until 10-7-15

The Office of Special Scholarship Programs invites you to nominate students:

Each year, every four-year degree-granting higher education institution in Illinois chooses ONE senior to receive the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy. Laureates are honored for their leadership, overall excellence in both curricular and co-curricular activities, and service in pursuit of the betterment of humanity.  Nominations are due by Friday, October 2.

As a faculty/staff member I invite you to nominate one or more graduating seniors who have demonstrated these qualities. Students may also self-nominate. All applications require at least one letter of nomination along with a short essay from the students and a resume.  If you would like to nominate a student, please notify him/her and request that the student visit this website
and respond to the questions asked as well as upload YOUR name and email address. You will then receive an email message asking you to upload your letter.  Student and faculty information must be entered and uploaded by Wednesday, October 7.

The UIC Lincoln Student Laureate will be invited and required to attend a ceremony on November 7, 2015 in the House of Representatives of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Each of the Student Laureates will receive a Lincoln Academy Medallion and a financial award of $1000.

To be considered applicants must apply by Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Please direct any questions to Beth Powers at