Arete Awards

six arete award recipients smiling for the picture

Arete (ah-rey-TAY) is the Greek word for goodness, excellence and character of virtue. The Arete Award, sponsored by the Marymount Institute, honors graduating senior students who have demonstrated their commitment to service and justice through off-campus volunteer service, especially with the poor and marginalized.

Arete Award Requirements

  • Seniors only
  • 300+ service hours*

* For De Colores, Ignacio Companions, Alternative Break trips and other immersion weekends or weeks, you can count eight hours of service per non-travel days.

Apply for the Arete Award

Applications for the 2019 Arete Award are now closed.

For any questions, please contact Patrick Furlong at or by calling (310)338-2959.