Hotchkiss Scholars Award

The 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  3.75 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 .

Class of 2014 Hotchkiss Scholars

Deena J. Ali

Chad Anderson

Marta L. Aranda

Steven Allen Barrett

Kelly Marie Begley

Lisa Renee Brown

Sean Patrick Buchanan

Crystal M. Cartwright

Steven R. Cramer

Bryan David Green

Kathrina Maye A. Johnson

Kimberly O'Malley Kurth

Eugene Yauung Leung

Adam Andrew Moran

Paula Renee Owens

Jaimita Y. Patel

Siddhartha Paul

Aristotle Peter Petruleas

Kate Rafalko

Soumya Rao

Venkata Nagaraju Sayala

Larry Allen Schwartz

Michael Joseph Slade

Marianela Spung

Timothy Lee Tibbals

Moria Trautman

Dariusz Tyszka

Shawn Brandon Winters

Patricia C. Wolf


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