Student Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois



The most noteworthy seniors are chosen as Student Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois to annually represent each of the participating Illinois colleges and universities. One student representative is chosen for all the state’s community colleges.

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. The Governor bestows the awards. They become 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 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2018

All Student Laureates
By College & University

Student Laureates Inducted in 2016
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield

Student Laureates Inducted in 2015
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield

Student Laureates Inducted in 2014
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2014

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2014

Student Laureates Inducted in 2013
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2013

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2013

Student Laureates Inducted in 2012
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield

Student Laureates Inducted in 2011
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2011

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2011

Student Laureates Inducted in 2010
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois in Urbana

Student Laureates Inducted in 2009
Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield