The Lincoln Laureate Award
Each year the Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors outstanding college seniors with the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. This award is presented to one senior from each of the four-year degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois for excellence in curricular and extra curricular activities.
The Mayor's Award for Civic Engagement
The Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement is awarded annually each April to a graduating senior who in his/her time at Columbia College Chicago has embodied Columbia’s mission to conduct education in close relationship to its vital urban setting while serving and important civic purpose through active engagement in the life and culture of the City of Chicago. The student will have reached beyond our campus and grown as a leader while making energetic, unselfish and creative use of his/her talents to make meaningful, positive contributions to the welfare, culture and vibrancy of the City of Chicago and its people.