Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust
The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 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.
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, NA 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."