The Caritas Man of Extraordinary Service Award was created through the generosity of an anonymous donor to honor Saint John's undergraduate men who have demonstrated their dedication to serving others both at CSB/SJU and/or in the local community. These men show a commitment to society through an active participation in student leadership, civic leadership and social leadership. They are or have been actively involved with service organizations, student activities, and/or academic services.
Typically each year one First Year Johnnie, one Sophomore Johnnie, one Junior Johnnie, and one Senior Johnnie will be chosen to receive this award. Each Man of Extraordinary Service will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their demonstrated commitment to service. Note: Students may only receive this award once during their time at SJU.
Early in the spring semester, a call for nominations is issued to CSB/SJU students, staff, and faculty. SJU undergraduate students may nominate themselves but will also need to submit a Letter of Recommendation from a member of the CSB/SJU faculty, staff, and/or peer.
In determining the recipients of this award, the Caritas Awards Committee considers the following:
After being nominated, the students will be required to write one 300 - 700 word essay collectively answering the following two questions:
Nominees must also submit a copy of their résumé. For self-nominations, you will need to submit a Letter of Support from a staff or faculty member in the CSB/SJU Community.
Pictured: Abbot John Klassen, OSB, Abdirizak Jama, Frantz Soiro, Ramond Mitchell, Peter Johnson, and Dr. Michael Hemesath
Nomination Form (Available January 2017)
Application Form (Available January 2017)
Nominations due: Monday, February 2017
Applications due: Monday, February 2017
Recipients notified/announced: Friday, March 2017
Awards Banquet: April 2017