Considine Award

The Kellogg Institute annually bestows the Considine Award for Outstanding Student Contributions to the Study of or Service to the Catholic Church in Latin America, given in the spring with a $1000 cash prize. Established 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 recognized students whose activities and studies reflect Rev. Considine’s aspirations and lifework.


The Kellogg Institute for International Studies is seeking nominations of undergraduate students for the annual Considine Award for the Study of or Service to the Church in Latin America.

The award recognizes an undergraduate’s exemplary study and/or service to the Catholic Church in Latin America. It is named for Rev. John Considine, a Maryknoll priest whose commitment to the US Church’s mission to Latin America illustrates the Kellogg Institute’s preeminent concern with the matters of human rights, democracy, and integral development in the global South. 

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, which comprises a certificate and a $1000 cash prize. 
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 undergraduates by sending an email recommendation with the student's name and reason you think he or she would be a worthy candidate. Please send all nominations to:

Nomination deadline: EXTENDED to  Monday, February 28, 2022
Nominee submission deadline: Monday, March 11, 2022