Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Undergraduate Women's Leadership Award

The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, in conjunction with the Gannon Scholars Leadership Program, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Award.

This year’s reception for the Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Award will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7 p.m. in McCormick Lounge. To attend, please RSVP here: GannonAward2019.eventbrite.com.

This award recognizes women undergraduate students who exemplify Loyola’s Jesuit values and the Gannon Center’s mission of fostering a more just world through leadership, research, and service.

Each year the Gannon Center selects one recipient for the Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Award. The recipient is chosen from a pool of nominations submitted by faculty, staff, and students and is additionally based on an application submitted by the nominee.

The Award recipient will be announced at a reception in March 18, 2019. The recipient will receive a prize of $500.

Award Criteria & Selection Process

Award Details

  • The award is open to any currently enrolled woman-identified undergraduate student.
  • Nominee must first be nominated by a Loyola faculty or staff member or current Loyola undergraduate or graduate student.
  • After a nomination is received, the nominee will be notified and asked to submit a brief reflection on how they contribute to a more just world.
  • Nominee must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Nominees will be screened by the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
  • A student may not win the award more than once but may be nominated in multiple years.
  • All nominees will be invited and encouraged to attend the reception on March 18, 2019.


  • All Nomination Forms are due via email to shallett@luc.edu by December 17, 2018.
  • Nominated students will be contacted via email to complete the Nominee Application Form and return it via email to shallett@luc.edu by January 25, 2019.
  • Nominations and applications will be reviewed by the Gannon Center Director, Gabrielle Buckley, along with a committee of faculty, staff, and student representatives.

‌ 2019 Undergrad Award Application Form