What is the St. Lawrence Book Award?
In recognition of the value that the St. Lawrence community places on service to others, the St. Lawrence Book Award honors high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in their communities by their significant commitment to community service. An actual book is awarded to these students, along with a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for 4 years) for those Book Award recipients who apply and are admitted to St. Lawrence University. These students are also highly encouraged to apply for our Community Service Scholarship.
As an institution, St. Lawrence University takes great pride in the commitment that we have to active service in the surrounding community. Students are constantly encouraged to take an active role in maintaining this strong relationship. Because St. Lawrence students appreciate their educational opportunities, they are inclined to give back to the local community that supports them while they are in college. This tradition is enhanced by the enrollment of high numbers of students who have already demonstrated a commitment to service in their home communities.
Who is named a Book Award recipient?
In order to receive the Book Award, a student must be nominated by their high school. The schools that are currently enrolled in our Book Award program are listed below and can be found by clicking on the state where the high school is located. If you don't see your school listed, you can encourage your guidance counselor to fill out the enrollment form to become involved with our program. We partner with the officials at each high school to choose Book Award winners as counselors and teachers know best which high school students meet our award criteria.
To find out if your school is enrolled click on the state it is located in.