Awards & Scholarships

Some people go beyond the call of duty. We recognize this.

There’s diligence. There’s tenacity. There’s sheer raw talent. And there are people who somehow combine these attributes to go beyond what’s expected. Each year, we recognize outstanding forms of achievement among our alumni, and proudly present the chosen honorees with a series of awards. We invite your nominations and encourage you to attend our award events as you join with us in celebrating the exceptional. You’re part of the family. Celebrate it.

Awards & Scholarships

The Alumni Achievement Award is given to a graduate who displays great accomplishment(s) in one or more of the following areas: professional advancement, community volunteer service, and humanitarian efforts bringing recognition to them and to Holy Family University.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award is presented to an active member of the Alumni Association demonstrating long-term service and dedication to the University and/or the Alumni Association.

The Arts and Sciences Alumni Award is presented to a graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences whose personal, academic, and humanitarian accomplishments exemplify and advance the mission of Holy Family University through dedicated commitment and service to the local community and society at large. This award is presented by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Alumni Association.

The Distinguished Business Alumni Award is presented to a graduate of the School of Business Administration who displays accomplishment in business as well as a commitment to his/her community through volunteer service and humanitarian efforts.

The Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award is presented to a graduate of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions who displays accomplishment in the nursing profession as well as a commitment to his or her community through volunteer service and humanitarian efforts. This award is presented annually by the School of Nursing and Allied Health and the Alumni Association.

The Alumni Educator of the Year Award is presented annually to a graduate of the School of Education who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the teaching profession and dedication to the community that he or she serves. This award is presented by the School of Education and the Alumni Association.

The Sister M. Immaculata Kraemer Memorial Award is presented to an individual or group – not necessarily graduates of the institution – who has/have dedicated unending time and energy in support of the university community and its mission. The award is presented in memory of Sister M. Immaculata Kraemer, CSFN, for her service and dedication to the Alumni Association as its moderator from 1960 to 1972. This award is not presented every year. It is given only when the Alumni Association of Holy Family feels the service and dedication of an individual or group warrants special recognition.

The Alumni Association Scholarship was established in 1978 by the Holy Family University Alumni Association for the children of Holy Family graduates. This endowed scholarship is awarded to current students whose scholastic record is satisfactory and who give evidence of financial need. It is a one-time award that is not renewable. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Parents at 267-341-3339 for more information.

The Alumni Senior Award honors a graduating student who best represents the student body through his or her campus involvement, community service on behalf of the University, life experience, and academic achievements. Given the prestige and significance of this award, only one student will be honored and recognized. The Alumni Senior Award is presented at commencement by the President of the Alumni Association Board of Advisors.