The Herbert Lasky Outstanding Graduating Senior in Honors Award

To be made to graduating seniors who have taken full advantage of the intellectual opportunities available to them in the Pine Honors College and have exemplified the acheivements that can be made by Honors students.


I loved the Honors program, with its small class sizes and classes with an added challenge. EIU has the spirit of a large university, but with it’s smaller student body, I was able to work one-on-one with professors and really shine in my leadership positions. This scholarship has released some of the financial burdens I feel. Throughout most of my undergraduate career, I have had to work multiple jobs, but in receiving this scholarship my senior year, I was able to focus more on my academics.

I would like to thank the Lasky’s for their continued support of University and Departmental Honors students at EIU. It means a lot to me to have been selected for this award and I will proudly wear the engraved medal that I received as a part of this award at graduation this December.

Kyrsten Holderby
Biological Sciences Major