Friday, April 24, 2015

Are you a professor who inspires?

If so, there may be a pile of simoleons in your future - $25K to be exact. A cash award in that amount is available from the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust for a professor who inspires students, particularly in the fields of law, psychology and medicine. Here are the particulars:




Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust Seeks Applicants for 2015

Help us expand our circle of Beckman Friends



The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Beckman Award. The award is given to professors who inspired their former students to achieve greatness. Each recipient will receive a one-time cash award of $25,000. Preference will be given to educators who teach or who taught in the fields of psychology, medicine, or law. 



The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust was established in 2008 under the will of Gail McKnight Beckman in memory of her mother, Dr. Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman. Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. serves as the Trustee. Dr. Beckman was an educator, a renowned author, and a pioneer in the field of Psychology.


Gail McKnight Beckman created the Beckman Award to benefit teachers who have inspired their former students to make a difference in their communities. The award is given to current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their former students to "create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large."


Alternatively, academic faculty members must have inspired their former students to "establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large." The advisory committee will consider the quality of the former student's or mentee's work when selecting the award winners.



The nomination deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2015. An award ceremony will be held in the fall in Atlanta, GA.



For more information or to nominate or apply for the award, please visit:


Hat tip to Professor Kathy Cerminara.


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