University-Wide Scholarships

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award

Each fall, an outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and thereby becomes a Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. In the spirit of Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. Laureate nominations are reviewed by a committee of Saint Xavier faculty, staff and students, and a recipient is typically selected by mid-October. Student Laureate Medallions are presented annually in late October or early November at an award ceremony in the Hall of Representatives of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Saint Xavier's Student Laureate is also honored at the annual University Awards day in April.

Each Student Laureate will be presented the following in recognition of outstanding achievement:


Note: The Student Laureate will attend the 45th Annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Springfield, Illinois.

Past Recipients