We are excited to announce that the Tenth Annual Celebration of Scholarship will take place on April 21, 2022 as an in-person event at the main Romeoville campus. The Celebration of Scholarship is open to all undergraduate and graduate Lewis students. Presentation formats will be the same as in previous years, and will include poster sessions, concurrent sessions, creative works, and the Br. Joel Damian Business Plan & Business Pitch Competitions. A Plenary Session with a to-be-announced keynote speaker will precede the days events.

Poster Sessions: Poster presenters will organize their work into a poster display and will present their research to an audience of Lewis students, alumni, and faculty.

Concurrent Sessions: Students who present in this format will host a 15-minute formal presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint, Apple Keynote, or other presentation software. After the presentation is completed, Concurrent Session Presenters will have an additional 5 minutes to answer questions from an audience of Lewis students, alumni, and faculty.

Creative Works: Students presenting a Creative Work may do so in either of the two formats listed above, or they can take the form of visual art presentation or a live performance. Presentations and performances will be limited to 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute question and answer session. Students will also have the option of submitting 2D and 3D artwork to the President's Art Show competition. Winners will participate in a gallery talk to address questions about their work. 

Br. Joel Damian Business Plan Competition: The Business Plan Competition invites students to formulate an idea, develop a business plan, and pitch their idea to a panel of judges. Students will have up to 15 minutes to present their business plan, followed by a 5-10 minute question and answer session with the judges.

Br. Joel Damian Business Pitch Competition: Participants will have 7 minutes to present their idea to the panel of judges. Unlike the Business Plan competition, students will not be required to have a faculty/alumni mentor, and a formal business plan is not required. The winners from the Business Plan and Business Pitch competitions will be competing for cash awards totaling $25,000 and space in the Lewis University Regional Business Incubator to help launch their ideas.

The online application portal will open on December 1, 2021 and will close on February 9, 2022. Please see the Schedule of Events on the left sidebar for more important dates.

We look forward to assisting you,

Matthew Domico, PsyD
Co-Chair, Celebration of Scholarship

Marie Meyer, PhD
Co-Chair, Celebration of Scholarship