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

Student Laureates Inducted in 2022 via a pre-recorded congratulatory video

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The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2014

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2014

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2013

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2013

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2011

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Class of 2011