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Shannon Award

Deadline: 2014-03-31 (Internal)

Named in honor of the University of Virginia’s fourth president from 1959-1974, the Edgar F. Shannon, Jr., Award recognizes a second-year student who, though early in his or her academic career, has exhibited the qualities of character and achievement so valued by ODK. Mr. Shannon was initiated into the Alpha Circle of ODK at Washington & Lee University in 1938. He was also the first recipient of ODK’s most prestigious national commendation: The Laurel Crown Circle Award. Mr. Shannon began a tradition of the Presidential “State of the University” Address at a Virginia Circle ODK luncheon each spring. Both during and following his tenure as president, Mr. Shannon maintained a warm and involved relationship with ODK on both the national and local levels.


The recipient should be a second-year U.Va. student who has demonstrated commitment to, and potential for, achievement in his or her academic and co-curricular activities.


One year



Application Process

Applications for the current year will be available after Jan. 1, 2014. Please e-mail Dave Wolcott, ODK Faculty Secretary, at for the application. The deadline is March 31, 2014, and applications should be submitted via e-mail to Dave Wolcott with the subject line of "Shannon Award." A resume should be attached to the application. Students will be notified of the committee’s decision by the end of April.

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