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Award nominations

Vice provost for diversity seeks nominations for spring awards


3:48 p.m., Jan. 20, 2016--The University of Delaware vice provost for diversity has announced the spring deadlines for several special 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 Friday, Feb. 26. Nominations can be submitted online using this form

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Award recipients will be honored at the Annual Women of Promise Luncheon on Tuesday, March 15. 

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 of Delaware. 

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 B. Collins Award

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

The award honors an 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.

Contact Dana Perry at or with any questions. 

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