Considine Award

The Kellogg Institute bestows The Considine Award for Outstanding Student Contributions to the Study of or Service to the Catholic Church in Latin America, 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.

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 to

Lupe Ramirez
LANACC Administrative Assistant
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.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Support for the Award

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


Upcoming Events


February 19
Kellogg International Scholars Program Meeting
Undergraduate Programs


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman