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Damen Student Award

Nominate someone for a Damen Student Award

The Damen Student Award is named for Loyola University Chicago's founder, Arnold Damen, S.J. It seeks to honor undergraduate students who have committed themselves to Jesuit ideals by being a true source of inspiration and leadership to the Loyola community throughout the year. These students are people who have led other students in spirit, motivation and purpose.

 

 

Damen Student Awards Criteria & Selection Process

 

Jesuit Ideals

  • Commitment to excellence.
  • Faith in God and the religious experience.
  • Service that promotes justice.
  • Values-based leadership.
  • Global awareness.

For more information on Jesuit Ideals, please see The Value of a Jesuit Education.

 

Rubrics for Individual Damen Awards
  1 2 3 4 Additional Comments
1. How has your commitment to Jesuit ideals been a source of inspiration and leadership to the Loyola community? Articulates one or more examples of inspiration and leadership but does not give direct reference to one of the Jesuit ideals. Articulates one or more examples of inspiration and leadership with direct reference to one Jesuit ideal. Articulates two or more examples of inspiration and leadership with direct reference to at least two Jesuit ideals, with one example illustrating how student has inspired and led at Loyola. Articulates two or more examples of inspiration and leadership with direct reference to at least three Jesuit ideals, with multiple examples descriptively illustrating how student has inspired and led at Loyola.  
2. What is your definition of leadership? Provide an example of a time when you demonstrated leadership and explain why you chose to take on such responsibility. Definition is limited and relates leadership to an individual position or provides general reason for taking leadership position. Definition is descriptive and emphasizes importance of group. Example includes detail and highlights taking initiative. Definition is descriptive and emphasizes importance of group. Example has specific detail and reference to definition, highlights taking initiative, seeks to improve self and community. Definition is descriptive and emphasizes importance of group and community. Examples have specific detail and reference to definition, highlights taking initiative, seeks to improve self and community, and expresses passion for ethical leadership.  

 

Questions? Please contact ExcellenceAwards@luc.edu or 773-508-8840.

 

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