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

The Hotchkiss Scholar Candidates scheduled to graduate in June 2017 will be evaluated by a selection committee that will consider the following criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.95 or higher
  • Completed Hotchkiss Scholar Application, including a personal essay
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor
  • Twenty hours of documented community service or business project (outside of the student’s own organization). Volunteering or Business Project must be approved by the Director of Student Services prior to beginning.
  • Participation in the LFGSM Business Community through networking events, student groups, golf outing, Graduation, or Admissions Open Houses

For more information about the requirements of the new Business Impact Certificate, please contact

Class of 2015 Hotchkiss Scholars

Thomas R. Brubeck

David D. Buisson

Sheila Dy Juanco

Chetan Gorladku

Thomas Kenneth Hess

Laura Yelvigi Joglekar

Edward Ben Matthew

Shalini Mehta

Taranikanta Mohapatra

Shawne Adrian Pierson

David J. Schiff

Kimberly Ann Shaffer

Jennifer Z. Thatcher

James Shannon Welch


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