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. The student must be a senior with no less than a 3.0 cumulative and major grade-point average.
The award recipient will attend a special ceremony in the House of Representatives of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. They will be presented with the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Medallion, a certificate of achievement, and the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement award in the amount of $1,000.
Nominations may be submitted online. Information regarding 2021–2022 applications will be updated soon!