The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Beckman Award.
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.
An application is available online. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, May 31. An awards ceremony honoring the recipients will be held Nov. 10 in Atlanta.
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 trustee.
Ms. 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 influenced their past students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.”
Alternatively, academic faculty members must have motivated their previous students to “establish on a lasting basis a concept, procedure, or movement of comparable benefit to the community at large.”
Each year the advisory committee pre-screens 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.
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