ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Beckman Award. The award is given to professors who inspired their former students to make a difference in their communities. 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. Since 2010, over one and a half million dollars has been awarded to 60 professors throughout the United States.
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.
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 nomination deadline is June 30, 2016. An award ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Atlanta, GA at Hyatt Buckhead.
For more information or to nominate or apply for the award, please visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/private-foundations/beckman-award-trust/.