Book Award Recipients

loung ung '93

This year's book is the autobiography First They Killed My Father, written by Saint Michael's alumna Loung Ung '93.


You were chosen to receive the Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience by your high school because you embody the values and interests of current Saint Michael's College students.

The book award recognizes your academic success and exemplary community service involvement. Your accomplishments embody our commitment to intellectual achievement, social justice and concern for others. These values started with our founding order, the Society of Saint Edmund, and continue to be a guiding principle for our students.

Angelina Jolie directs Loung Ung's memoir for Netflix

Angelina Jolie Pitt has directed Loung Ung's gripping memoir "First They Killed My Father," as a Netflix original film that will soon premiere. Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael's College graduate, is a writer, human rights activist, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-Free World.

Next Steps

To find out more about Saint Michael's, get the facts, review our major and minor offerings and schedule a visit to be eligible for a $1,000 Campus Visit Grant*.

You will also want to learn more about MOVE, our service organization on campus, and why students like St. Mike's.

* For recipients living outside of the United States or Canada, we recognize that a visit may not be feasible. International Students may contact the International Admission Office at for travel grants options.

Your award qualifies you for the following financial benefits:

  • $50 Application Fee Waiver
  • Book Award Scholarship - you must Apply to Saint Michael's before our November 1 or December 1 Early Action Deadlines. If accepted, you will be considered for the scholarship, which ranges from $13,000 to full tuition - so keep up the good work!
The amount of your scholarship will not be determined until we assess your completed application. Any applications received after the December 1 deadline will not be considered for the Book Award Scholarship.

Please contact the Office of Admission at if you have any questions about your award.

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