Apply for 2024 Valedictorian, Kappa Gamma Pi honors society

Apply for 2024 Valedictorian, Kappa Gamma Pi honors society

Detroit Mercy students prepared for graduation in December 2023, May or August 2024 with a minimum GPA of 3.8 may apply to be selected as the 2024 Valedictorian.

While the tradition or valedictorians calls for academic excellence and instructional involvement, the role also calls for a graduate who has a meaningful message. Other important characteristics for valedictorian’s include: Well-rounded, strong leadership skills, organized, team player, excellent writing and speaking skills, flexible, versatile, sensitive towards others, able to meet deadlines.

The deadline for submitting your application and nomination is Monday, March 4. There will be no exceptions to this submission date. Additional information may be found here!

Students who graduated in December 2023 or have applied for graduation in May or August 2024 and have a minimum GPA of 3.3 may also be interested in membership in Kappa Gamma Pi, a national Catholic graduate honor society! A nominee must be:

  • Completing sufficient coursework to have attained a point-standing required for graduation with honors.
  • A leader in extracurricular on-campus or off-campus groups and activities; a volunteer for college, community or faith-based service projects.
  • One of not more than 15% of the students being graduated from your institution during the current academic year.
  • Willing to accept membership, knowing the responsibility for continued individual leadership in faith-based, civic and Kappa-sponsored activity that membership implies.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in membership, complete the online Kappa Gamma Pi membership form. Your application and $75 fee must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 23.

Once you are a member of KGP, you will be eligible to apply for the 2024 KGP Cornaro Pi Scholarship for Graduate Studies. Two recipients will receive $3,500 each to be applied as needed for graduate expenses at any accredited college of university. This is a non-renewable grant.

Learn more about the Kappa Gamma Pi organization.