Hotchkiss Scholars AwardThe Hotchkiss Scholar award, LFGSM’s highest honor, was established in 1984 in honor of Dr. Eugene Hotchkiss, President Emeritus of Lake Forest College and longtime member of the LFGSM Board of Directors.
In 2004, Dr. Hotchkiss established the Hotchkiss Scholarship Fund to promote academic excellence and recognize students on-track to become Hotchkiss Scholars at Graduation. Over the years, generous donors have raised over $120,000 for this endowed scholarship and more than 80 outstanding students have received over $92,000 in scholarships.
Hotchkiss Scholar Program Qualifications
Students graduating in June will earn the Hotchkiss Scholars designation solely on the Business Impact Award Basis. That is, Hotchkiss Scholars will have met the following requirements by the end of Spring 2 term:
- Earned a Business Impact Certificate
- Earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.85 or higher
The Business Impact Certificate consists of the following requirements:
- Global Practica (5840, 5841, or 5842, or 5843 Global Focus) - (Participate in one)
- 5844 Business Impact Resources - or, (5845 LFGSM Community Leadership and 5846 Business Impact Assessment)
- 5847 Global Base Camp - (Participate in one)
Please note: The 5844, 5845, 5846 and 5847 requirements do not have any academic credit and do not count as electives in meeting graduation requirements. There is no tuition for these requirements, although a technology fee may be charged.
For more information about the requirements of the new Business Impact Certificate, please contact Registrar@lfgsm.edu.
Class of 2015 Hotchkiss Scholars
Thomas R. Brubeck
David D. Buisson
Sheila Dy Juanco
Thomas Kenneth Hess
Laura Yelvigi Joglekar
Edward Ben Matthew
Shawne Adrian Pierson
David J. Schiff
Kimberly Ann Shaffer
Jennifer Z. Thatcher
James Shannon Welch