Pillar Awards
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Pillar Awards for Civic Engagement, Leadership & Professional Achievement

Civic Engagement AwardProvides $1,000 in financial assistance for housing. Recipients are chosen competitively on the basis of their academic performance and record of involvement and leadership in relevant settings (college or university, community, etc.) as reflected on their application, including their resume and transcript. Students are encouraged to specify interest in the award on the application and priority consideration is given to students who apply by the priority deadline for their term.

 

William Burke Leadership Award

Provides for unrestricted grants of varying amounts from $500-$3,000. Recipients are chosen competitively on the basis of their academic performance and record of involvement and leadership in relevant settings (college or university, community, etc.) as reflected on their application, including their resume and transcript. Students may be required to provide additional documentation to demonstrate financial need and priority consideration is given to students who apply by the priority deadline.

 

Professional Achievement Award

Provides competitively awarded grants ranging from $1,000-$2,500 to students who have demonstrated a commitment to career advancement as evidenced by membership in professional organizations and honors societies, completion of previous internships, or prior work experience. Students also may be selected based upon potential for professional success as reflected in their academic performance and extracurricular involvement.

 

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