Maxis-Gillet Service Scholars
In addition to providing a variety of service opportunities, Marywood University extends this commitment to community involvement through its Maxis-Gillet Service Award, named in honor of the founders of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother Theresa Maxis, IHM and Father Louis Gillet, CSsR.
A total of twenty $2,500.00 Service Awards are offered annually to full-time undergraduate students, including up to five first year, full-time undergraduate students who already have demonstrated outstanding service to the community and dedication to sustain that service while enrolled at Marywood.
Maxis-Gillet Service Scholars are expected to participate in a minimum number of weekly community service hours and to assume a leadership role in community service activities coordinated through the Campus Ministry/Community Service Office. Candidates for this award must have already applied and been accepted to Marywood University.
The Maxis-Gillet Service Award is offered on a yearly basis through a re-application process for up to four years. Contact Campus Ministry to learn more about this opportunity.
St. Catherine Medal
The St. Catherine Medal is awarded to one Junior each year that exemplifies service, leadership, and scholarship. Applicants must have made the Dean's List at least once.
Kappa Gamma Pi
The purpose of the Kappa Gamma Pi Society is to strive for a high standard of personal Christian excellence, service, and scholarship among members; to encourage individual and group initiative and participation in local and national church and secular affairs; and to awaken a spirit of Christian leadership among the undergraduates of Kappa affiliated colleges and universities.
The Greek phrase Kappa Gamma Pi stands for Catholic Women Leaders. The original name has been retained because of its importance in the Society's History. However, both non-Catholics and men are welcomed to the membership of Kappa Gamma Pi each year.
The motto of the Society is Faith and Service. Membership in Kappa Gamma Pi is a promise for the future, to continue in service to church and community. Members are chosen because they have already demonstrated this commitment, and are expected to continue in this leadership role after graduation.
Both Undergraduate and Graduate students graduating in December 2020, January 2021 or May 2021 are eligible to apply. Applications and Endorsements will be accepted until February 15, 2021. To qualify for membership in Kappa Gamma Pi, a nominee must:
- Be a leader in co-curricular or volunteer projects,
on campusor off-campus and have an outstanding record of service and leadership.
- Have an exceptional scholastic record and have attained a cumulative QPA of 3.50 or higher.
- Be willing to accept membership, knowing that acceptance is a commitment of personal responsibility for future service and leadership in
civic, and Kappa Gamma Pi sponsored activities. church,
- Undergraduate students must also have attended Marywood for the last two years.
Marywood University nominates 15-20 inductees each year.
Once the committee has had the opportunity to review all applications, we will meet to select this year’s nominees. Kappa nominees and their families and friends will be invited to the installation ceremony in April.
The ROBERT E. QUINNAN MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE ALPHONSIAN AND IHM TRADITION
Members of the Marywood community (faculty, staff, students) are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated the following criteria:
- Candidates for this award will be Seniors who have demonstrated "joyful, loving, hospitable and self-emptying service to the people of God" (IHM Mission Statement) during their undergraduate studies at Marywood University.
- Candidates will have exemplified the words of St. Paul (Phil. 2:3-4): "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better. Let each of you look not to your own interests but to the interests of others."