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Award nomination deadline approaching

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Special diversity awards nominations due Feb. 28

Carol Henderson, vice provost for diversity at the University of Delaware, has announced the spring deadlines for several special diversity awards, including the E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity, the Bessie B. Collins Award and the Mae Carter Scholarship.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Feb. 28. Nominations can be submitted to vpd@udel.edu

E.A. Trabant
E. Arthur Trabant

Award recipients will be honored at the annual Women of Promise Luncheon on Wednesday, March 14. 

Complete information is available at the awards website

E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity

This award recognizes the late President Emeritus E. Arthur Trabant’s support for women’s equity at the University. 

The E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity is given annually to any individual, department, administrative unit or committee who has contributed to equity for women at the University.

Bessie Collins
Bessie B. Collins

Bessie B. Collins Award

This award honors the late dean of women, Bessie B. Collins, an early advocate and supporter of continuing education for women. 

The award honors a returning adult woman student, thus recognizing the diversity and richness adult students bring to the University community. The recipient receives a $500 award.

Mae Carter Scholarship

This award honors Mae Carter, former assistant provost for women’s affairs and executive director of the Commission on the Status of Women. 

The award is given to an undergraduate woman student at the University who carries the values of supporting women that Mae Carter has represented to the University community. The recipient receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Read more here on the legacy of President Emeritus E.A. Trabant and the history of women of UD.

Contact Dana Perry at dlperry@udel.edu or vpd@udel.edu with any questions


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