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Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

2017-2018 Lincoln Laureate Accepting Nominations

Student Laureate Honors

The student selected will represent National Louis University at one of the most distinguished gatherings in the state, the Annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony.  The ceremony will be held in November in the Hall of Representatives, Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner, President of the Academy, has been invited to present the awards.

The Student Laureate will also be honored at National Louis University’s annual Student Awards Ceremony and will be seated with the Platform Party at the Commencement Ceremony on June 2018.  The Lincoln Academy will present the following to the Student Laureate in recognition of outstanding achievement: 

  • The Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Medallion
  • A certificate of achievement, and
  • A monetary grant

Criteria for Nomination

  1. Outstanding academic excellence and scholastic achievement (including a GPA of 3.5 or above).

  2. Demonstration of leadership in extracurricular activities on campus or in the greater community.

  3. Be classified as a full-time Senior, graduating during the 2017-2018 academic year

  4. No pending disciplinary complaints.

Application & Scoring 

You will be scored on three criteria: Scholarship & Academic Achievement, Honors & Awards, and Activities & Involvement.  

To apply, you must submit the following materials: 

Personal Statement-Please write a personal statement explaining how your experiences and achievements make you a candidate for Student Laureate. Include a brief biological sketch including work experience, involvement, other awards received, and life situations which have shaped you.Please include your Name, NLU Student ID number, Home Campus, and Contact Information (Mailing Address, Phone Number and Email Address)

Letter of Reference-A candidate must submit one written reference on his/her behalf.  This letter should be written by someone who has personal knowledge of your academic and/or extracurricular experiences.  Choose your reference wisely; these weigh heavily when evaluating applications.  It is helpful to give your reference a copy of this information page.  If you are a faculty or staff member nominating a student, the student will be notified that they have been nominated and asked to complete a personal statement so that their application is complete.

Submission of Application Materials- Complete personal statement and letter(s) of reference should be submitted

Due: Monday, September 29, 2017

By Email to:

By Fax to:      (312)261-3162

By Mail to:    Danielle Laban

Director of Student Experience, National Louis University  

Office of Student Experience

122 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL  60603


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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