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Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust




Gail McKnight Beckman created the Beckman award in memory of her mother, Dr. Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman, an educator, renowned author, and a pioneer in the field of psychology. Beckman was one of the first female psychology professors at Columbia University and she also taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Beckman was a champion of gender equality and an advocate for the advancement of women in academia. The award benefits teachers who have inspired their students to make a difference in their communities. 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 law, medicine, or psychology. Recipients must have inspired a student that attended his/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. Anyone, including the candidate, may nominate candidates for the award. Wells Fargo N.A. is the Trust administrator. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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