Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust

The award recognizes higher education faculty members who have inspired their students to make a difference in their communities.

Sponsor: Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services

Description

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."

Eligibility

Only United States citizens or permanent resident aliens are eligible. Recipients must be current or former teachers, professors, or instructors at a college, university, junior college, community college, or technical school located in the United States. Preference will be given to educators who teach or who taught in the fields of psychology, medicine, or law.

Recipients must have inspired a former student that attended his or her class to either:

  • Create an organization that has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.

    Or

  • Establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.

Each year the advisory committee prescreens the nominees for qualification. The former students of those nominees who are determined to be eligible will then be invited to submit an application package.

How to Apply

For more information or to nominate or apply for the award, please visit Wells Fargo.

Media Contact

Paula Hovater
770-998-1106

 

 

 

Past Recipients

2011

Raymond P. Lorion, Ph.D.
Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D.
Michelle Fine, Ph.D.
Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Louise Glisky, Ph.D.
Janet E. Helms, Ph.D.
Marsha Marie Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP
Susan McDaniel, Ph.D., ABPP
Layli (Phillips) Maparyan, Ph.D.
Alice Anne Medalia, Ph.D.
Frances V. Mervyn, Ph.D.
Bonnie Ruth Strickland, Ph.D.
Stanley Sue, Ph.D.
Bruce Wampold, Ph.D., ABPP

2010

Dr. Carol S. Dweck, Stanford University
Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, Yale University
Dr. Kathleen McDermott, Columbia University
Dr. Claude M. Steele, Columbia University
Dr. James O. Prochaska, University of Rhode Island
Judith Resnik, J.D., Yale Law School Arthur Liman Professor of Law