Alumni Awards and Scholarships

The Alumni Association proudly sponsors an endowed scholarship as well as several student awards and alumni awards.

Alumni Association Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in 1978 by the Holy Family University Alumni Association for the children of Holy Family graduates. The 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. The amount of the award and the number of beneficiaries vary year to year and are at the discretion of the Alumni Association Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Vice President of Alumni and Development who serves as the Board representative on the Institutional Student Scholarship Committee.

Student Awards

The Alumni Association will regularly recognize Holy Family’s outstanding students. Nominees are sought from the campus community and awards are presented at commencement.

Alumni Senior Award
This award honors a graduating student who best represents the Holy Family University 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, traditionally 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 Directors.

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association sponsors several awards that bring recognition to Holy Family’s outstanding graduates and to those who serve the needs of its students and, in turn, its graduates. Nominees are sought from the general campus community as well as the alumni population. We invite you to send all nominations to alumni@holyfamily.edu.

Alumni Achievement Award
This 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 himself/herself and to Holy Family University.

Distinguished Alumni Service Award
This 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.

Sister M. Immaculata Kraemer Memorial Award
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. The Kraemer 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. 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.

Arts and Sciences Alumni Award
This 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.

Distinguished Business Alumni Award
This 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.

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

Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award
This 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/her community through volunteer service and humanitarian efforts.