Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Undergraduate Women's Leadership Award

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 eighth annual Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Award.

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 an online ceremony on the evening of March 15, 2021. The recipient will receive a prize of $500. Please direct any questions to Sarah Hallett at shallett@luc.edu.

Nomination Form  •  Nominee Application Form 

Award Criteria & Selection Process

Award Details

  • The award is open to any currently enrolled woman-identified undergraduate student.
  • Nominees 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 an application that includes a résumé and a brief reflection on how they contribute to a more just world.
  • Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to be consider for the Award.
  • Nominees will be screened by Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
  • A student may not win the award more than once but may be nominated in multiple years.
  • Loyola faculty, staff, and students may nominate more than one student.


  • All Nomination Forms are due by 5pm on December 15, 2020.
  • Nominated students will be contacted via email to complete the Nominee Application Form.
  • Nominee Applications are due by 5pm on January 25, 2021.
  • Nominations and applications will be reviewed by the Gannon Center Director, Gabrielle Buckley, along with a committee of faculty, staff, and student representatives. 

Nomination Form  •  Nominee Application Form