|Trustees' Council of Penn Women
January 29, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 19
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising:
The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) is an international network of Penn alumnae. These leaders, by power of their example, support, foster, and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within the University, thus enriching the University community as a whole.
To mark the organization’s quarter-century milestone, the TCPW 25th Anniversary Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising has been established to recognize undergraduate Faculty advisors—female or male—who have distinguished themselves in providing assistance and advice to their advisee students and who have made a significant impact on the academic experience of these students.
Nominations of standing faculty may be made by an undergraduate or any member of Penn’s community for someone other than oneself and must be submitted together with an essay—not to exceed 250 words in length—supporting the nomination. The deadline for these nominations will be February 28, 2013.
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org The two winners of this award will receive $2,500 each and will be celebrated at the spring meeting of TCPW.
Grants to Promote Women’s Issues:
The Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW) is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Grants Program and encourages members of the University community to apply.
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be available to individuals or organizations which promote:
- women’s issues
- the quality of undergraduate and graduate life for women
- the advancement of women
- the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of women
Favorable consideration will be given to projects that:
- affect a broad segment of the University population
- foster a greater awareness of women’s issues
- provide seed money for pilot programs that have the potential to become ongoing self-supporting programs
To apply, visit the TCPW website at www.alumni.upenn.edu/groups/tcpw/ and download the application from the TCPW Grant web page. Applications must be submitted no later than February 15, 2013. Awards will be announced in the spring of 2013 and funds will be distributed in July/August 2013 for projects in the 2013-2014 academic year.