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, we take great pride in the commitment we have to 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 high enrollment of students who have 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. Any high school in the US is welcome to participate in our program, and can do so by encouraging your guidance counselor to reach out to Hannah Milan to become involved in our program. We partner with officials at each high school to choose our Book Award recipients, as counselors and teachers tend to know best which high school students meet the award criteria.