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The Considine Award

The Kellogg Institute bestows this annual award, comprising a certificate and a $500 cash prize, during commencement activities in the spring. Established in 2002-03 to commemorate the late Rev. John Considine, a Maryknoll Missioner who made pioneering contributions to the building of strong ties between the US Catholic Church and the Catholic Church in Latin America, the award recognizes a student whose activities and studies reflect Rev. Considine’s aspirations and lifework.


Kathleen Kollman, 2017 recipient of the Considine Award
Past recipients

Selection Criteria

A selection committee will apply these criteria:

  • academic performance

  • service activities

  • contributions to the study of the Catholic Church in Latin America

  • interest in religious issues and/or service in Latin America while enrolled at Notre Dame

Faculty, staff and students of the University may nominate deserving seniors by sending a letter of recommendation


Lupe Ramirez
Administrative Assistant, Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC)
130 Hesburgh Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN  46656

Students who are nominated will be required to submit a resume and a one-page letter explaining how their service and/or academic work relates to the selection criteria of this award.



2018 Deadline: Monday, March 19

Support for the Award

Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC) at the Kellogg Institute worked to create this award. The Kellogg Institute administers the award, with funding support from the Secretariat for Latin America of the US Council of Catholic Bishops.




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