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.
Farnsworth House, 1945 - 51. Named a National
Historic Landmark in 2006.
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Toronto Dominion Tower
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"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