Reilly Prize

The Reilly Prize is given to selected rising fifth-year Reilly Scholars to specially recognize and honor their personal excellence. Reilly Prize winners receive a $1,000 award and receive public recognition at Commencement. Selections are made during spring of the fourth year.


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Submit your application now!

Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to the Reilly Center mission of “science and technology in the service of human dignity and the common good” 
  • Special embrace of the spirit toward conversation, integrity, and “constructive and critical engagement with the whole of culture” that define the Notre Dame mission
  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular achievement


Download the Reilly Prize Application 2020. Applicants must submit all application materials to by 11:59 PM on March 15, 2020.

Past Winners

2019 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Prathm Juneja (Computer Science and Political Science)
  • Adam Wiechman (Environmental Engineering and Political Science)

2018 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Senay Argaw Tilahun (Mechanical Engineering and Design)
  • Pierce Witmer (Sociology and Electrical Engineering)

2017 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Patrick Ntwari (Aerospace Engineering and French and Francophone Studies)
  • Bryan Ricketts (Chemical Engineering and Political Science)
  • Jean-Pierre Vertil (Electrical Engineering and Economics)
  • Rachel Wallace (Environmental Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Ian Tembe (Chemical Engineering and Philosophy)

2016 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Huili Chen (Computer Science and Psychology)
  • Rose Doerfler (Chemical Engineering and East Asian Languages and Culture)
  • Alison Leddy (Mechanical Engineering and Sociology)
  • Camilla Tassi (Computer Science and Music) 

2015 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Christopher R. Andrews (Chemical Engineering and Theology)
  • Waleed E. Johnson (Computer Engineering and Art Studies)
  • Julia Teixeira (Civil Engineering and Anthropology)

2014 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Michael “Mitch” S. Kochanski (Mechanical Engineering and Political Science)
  • A. James Schmidt (Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Philosophy)
  • Jonathan Schommer (Chemical Engineering and Program in Liberal Studies)
  • Vanessa Steger (Mechanical Engineering and History)

2013 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Patrick Conry (Civil Engineering and Greek & Roman Studies)
  • Antwane Mason (Computer Science and Japanese)
  • Breanna Stachowski (Mechanical Engineering and Design)
  • Julie Wamser (Computer Science and French)

2012 Reilly Prize Winners    

  • John J. Gallagher  (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Catherine A. Mikkelsen (Mechanical Engineering and Psychology)
  • Odaro A. Omusi (Electrical Engineering and Economics) 
  • John Plunkett (Electrical Engineering and Design)

2011 Reilly Prize Winners

2010 Reilly Prize Winners

  • John Burke (Electrical Engineering and Psychology)
  • Sarah Keithley (Civil Engineering and Theology)
  • Michael Petrongolo (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy)

2009 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Craig Borchard (Civil Engineering and Theology)
  • Evan Lintz (Electrical Engineering and Economics)
  • Jon Strong (Electrical Engineering and Music Theory)

2008 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Andrew Crutchfield (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Robert Melly (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Casie Sweeney (Civil Engineering and Studio Art)

2007 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Rebecca Ladewski (Chemical Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Andrew Magee (Computer Science and Music)

2006 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Paul Dockery (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Mary Ann Jentz (Chemical Engineering and Psychology)
  • Stephen Schwall (Mechanical Engineering and Design)

2005 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Teresa Bloemker (Aerospace Engineering and Spanish)
  • Michael Heilman (Computer Science and Japanese)
  • Walter Pruchnik III (Computer Science and Theology)
  • Lance David Gallop

2004 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Thomas Haight (Mechanical Engineering and History)
  • Caitlin Kilroy (Chemical Engineering and Political Science)
  • Daniel Masse (Mechanical Engineering and French)

2003 Reilly Prize Winners

  • David Saracino (Computer Science and History)
  • Jennifer Spanbauer (Mechanical Engineering and German)

2002 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Timothy Brick (Computer Science and Psychology)
  • Lloyd Cassidy (Electrical Engineering and Philosophy)

2001 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Christopher Russo (Electrical Engineering and Philosophy)
  • Mario Suarez (Computer Science and Government and International Studies)

2000 Reilly Prize Winners

  • Leonard Conapinski (Mechanical Engineering and Government and International Studies)