The purpose of this award is to enrich the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences by providing monies to support staff in the successful completion of educational and professional development courses.
All full-time EMS staff members who have been employed by the college for a minimum of one year and who have enrolled in educational or professional development courses will be considered eligible for this award.
Recipients will be selected by the Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or their designee, based on their application and recomendation of the Staff Advisory Committee.
The size of the fund and the number of applications submitted will determine the amount and value of the awards.
The award is for one academic year. Further accomplishments by a recipient may enable that recipient to be again considered for this award.
The EMS Staff Centennial Award fund was created with an initial principal of $10,000, and is now sustained by contributions from interested individuals and fund raising efforts by the SAC Committee.
If you are interested in support this worthy cause with a one time contribution or payroll deduction, please contact the EMS Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
204 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16082
How to Apply
To be considered for the Centennial Award, please complete and submit the form below. Additionally, two letters are required:
- Letter of support from the department/unit head must accompany the request for reimbursement. This letter should be in a sealed envelope and not be viewed by the staff member. Letter must describe the amount of support provided for this applicant (if any), why this individual is deserving of EMS Staff Centennial funds, and how these courses support the development of the individual.
- Letter from the applicant requesting reimbursement explaining how the courses/training benefits your department and college.