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.
Proceeds from the Annual Convocation Celebration are used toward the Student Laureate Program.
Since the program’s inception in 1975, over 2,000 students have been so honored.
Jefferson Street Bridge
Rockford Register Tower
Victorian Gothic Revival (1873)
Jane Addams, "mother" of social work
co-founder of the Hull House (1889),
leader in women's suffrage,
Progressive Era reformer,
Nobel Prize winner,
Please join us when we celebrate the Class of 2018 Lincoln Laureates in Rockford
on Saturday, May, 5, 2018. For more information, contact the Academy office.
"To honor individuals whose contributions to the betterment of humanity have been accomplished in or on behalf of the State of Illinois, or whose achievements have brought honor to the State because of their identity with it, whether by birth or residence, or by their dedication to those principles of democracy and humanity as exemplified by the great Illinoisan whose name we bear..."
THE LINCOLN ACADEMY