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. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 10/7.
Students may be nominated or self-nominate.
1. Faculty/staff nomination: A faculty or staff member may contact you asking you to enter their name and email information and to fill in the online application.
2. You may self-nominate. All applications require at least one letter of nomination (and will accept up to 8 letters) along with a short essay and a resume.
If you are nominated or would like to self-nominate please visit this website for details on the application process and access to the application: https://uic.academicworks.com/opportunities/1709
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, 10/7, 2015. Please direct any questions to Beth Powers at email@example.com