2020-2021 Grants & Scholarships Committee

Committee runs concurrently with EACE's fiscal year, July 1 - June 30. To view the 2019-2020 committee page, click here.

Committee Purpose/Mission:

Oversees the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships and Professional Development Grants. This includes coordination of the application process, review of applicants and providing recommendations of winners to the board.

Committee Roster:

Board Liaison
Alison Joyce, Director of Finance, Northeastern University
Grants & Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs
Professional Development Grants:
Tibi Hernandez
University at Albany
Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships:
Tracey Hanton
Purdue University, Fort Wayne
PD Grants Sub-Committee Members
1. Fatim Lelenta, New York University
2. Lydia Woods, University of Maryland - College Park 
D&I Scholarships Sub-Committee Members
1. Ashley Forsythe, Rutgers University - Camden
2. Dorothy Hayden, George Mason University
3. Bizu Solomon, Fordham University
4. Sheila Tilghman, Towson University 

The committee should include one diversity and inclusion (D&I) focused member ensuring that D&I voices and concerns are heard and considered. This position should be noted in the roster above once established and will also serve as a D&I representative working with the Director, D&I. 

Requirements of the Committee:

  • Work collaboratively with the PR and Marketing Committee to promote the grants and scholarships
  • Responsible for soliciting sponsors for the scholarships and grants
  • Review applications and provide a report of recommended recipients to the Board of Directors
  • Committee members will contact applicants to notify of status and collect bios, portraits, etc. from recipients
  • Attend the Awards Luncheon at the Annual Conference to recognize recipients
  • Hold monthly meetings, work toward goals, report to board
  • Develop and work toward goals and report to board
  • Review webpages related to your committee’s activities and work with HQ to make sure they are accurate throughout the year.
  • Responsible for ensuring all committee-related dates and deadlines are added to the EACE Master Calendar

Click here to view the complete committee charter and resources.

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