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Adelphi University Prize for Leadership

Rewarding superior academic performance and leadership skills in community service activities.

Each year, the Adelphi University Prize for Leadership is awarded to high school juniors in recognition of their exemplary academic achievement and community service. Awardees will receive:

  • An award of $1,000 and an inscribed award;
  • Two tuition-free courses at Adelphi University, over the course of the 2019 summer/fall and the spring 2020 sessions;
  • Adelphi University library privileges; and
  • An invitation to attend a dinner in honor of a leading scholar, artist or political figure who is visiting the University during the 2019-2020 academic year.


Applicants must be high school juniors and residents of Garden City.


Applicants must:

  • Show a record of superior academic performance, in relation to their academic potential
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in voluntary pursuits and/or community service activities

Adelphi University Prize for Leadership Application

2019 Recipients of the Adelphi Prize for Leadership

Jolene Ciccarone
Caitlin Griffin
Marybeth Kane
Margaret McElroy
Bridget O’Connor
Giuseppe Schettino
Dean Trapani
James Zheng

2018 Recipients of the Adelphi Prize for Leadership

Michael Duffy

Theresa Hughes

Michaela Keating

Alexandra Larocca

Maria Noyes

Aidan Padala

Aidan Pfaff

John Protano

Emily Quinn

Chloe Rogers

Timothy Schmitt



From left to right: Aidan Padala, Theresa Hughes, Michaela Keating, Alexandra Larocca, President Riordan, Dr. Everett, Aidan Pfaff, John Protano, Michael Duffy, Chloe Rogers, Maria Noyes (Emily Quinn not pictured)

Timothy Schmitt

For more information, please contact:

Kaitlyn Woods
Senior Associate Director of Special Events and Engagement
p – 516.877.3087

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