Spirit of St. Francis and
Pedro Arrupe Awards
Nominate a rising senior.
Deadline Tuesday, April 15 Please consider nominating a rising senior (who graduates next year) for the Spirit of St. Francis and Pedro Arrupe awards. These prestigious university awards are given by the Office of the President to two student leaders graduating next year who embody the University of San Francisco's mission of social justice and service to the poor. Award recipients are named in the fall semester of their senior year in order to give the university the opportunity to benefit from their leadership during their final year at USF.
Awardees will be announced at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Monday, August 18, 2014. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Spirit of St. Francis Award Nomination Form »
The Spirit of St. Francis Award is given to a student who embodies the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, after whom the city of San Francisco is named, has long been honored by peoples of many religious traditions for his humble and loving service to all whom he encountered. The recipient of this award is recognized by the University community for outstanding service, especially to the poor and disenfranchised of San Francisco and beyond.
- Graduating Senior in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015
- Takes leadership of university sponsored service projects;
- Goes beyond the university to make a difference in San Francisco, nationally, or internationally;
- Promotes a spirit of inviting other students into service;
- Participation in activities beyond activities that already receive academic credit or salary;
- GPA of 3.0 or better
Pedro Arrupe Award Nomination Form »
The Pedro Arrupe Award is given to a senior who embodies the ideals of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. Named in honor of the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, this award honors a student whose commitment gives evidence of a living faith that seeks to find God in every event and every person. The promotion of justice and the desire to seek the greatest good, constitutive elements of Jesuit tradition, have marked the choices and activities of the recipient. The recipient exemplifies a student who is committed to the promoting justice by working to transform social structures in order to alleviate poverty and oppression.
- Graduating Senior in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015;
- In academic, co-curricular, and spiritual activities, the individual embodies the University's mission of “Educating Minds and Hearts to Change the World”;
- Individual is influencing or has influenced change here at USF, as well as being actively involved in organizations outside of campus activities;
- Participation in activities goes beyond activities that already receive academic credit or salary.
- GPA of 3.0 or better
For questions or for more information, please contact the University Council for Jesuit Mission