Award Purpose and Criteria

Humanitarian Endeavor Award
Purpose and Criteria

The Humanitarian Award honors individuals who make significant contributions to the community with their time, actions and dedication.

The recipient must:

  • Have made a significant contribution to the community in areas such as social justice, environmental justice, economic or social equality and/or community building
  • Improves the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative and compassionate acts
  • Provide service and assistance without the expectation of payment, remuneration or personal gain
  • Respect and embrace human diversity

Outstanding Community Leadership Award
Purpose and Criteria

The award for Outstanding Community Leadership celebrates visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen the community. This work should confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities.

The recipient must:

  • Address an issue that is critical to the community and is anticipated to improve the quality of life of future community members
  • Be highly effective in achieving measurable positive change
  • Promote innovative strategy that represents a leap in creativity or a fundamental departure from usual practice
  • Be an inspirational leader who strengthens our community through their extraordinary volunteer work and/or in their chosen career

Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Education
Purpose and Criteria

The award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Education Award recognizes individuals in the community who inspire exceptional educational talent and promise. The awardees need not be an educator or teacher by trade.

The recipient must:

  • Exhibit distinguished achievement in developing innovative educational curricula, programs and/or teaching methods
  • Possess outstanding ability to instill character and self-confidence in students
  • Maintain a commitment to professional development
  • Be an inspirational leader who has a measurable positive effect on the field of education through their extraordinary work with youth


Student Servant Leadership
Purpose and Criteria

The Student Servant Leadership Award is presented to a CUC undergraduate that consistently goes above and beyond their student obligations to touch lives in a meaningful way. The University seeks to honor a junior student who regularly strives to enrich the surrounding community and Concordia University Chicago.

The recipient must:

  • Be in his/her Junior academic year at Concordia University Chicago
  • Have studied for at least one full academic year at CUC
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have devoted considerable time and effort to service through co-curricular activities
  • Must be engaged in his or her community through volunteerism or service-learning activities