Grants & Scholarships Committee

Committee Purpose/Mission 

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


2 co-chairs, 6-8+ committee members selected by co-chairs by August 1

  • One member diversity and inclusion (D&I) focused for the whole committee ensuring that D&I voices and concerns are heard and considered

  • Committee member solicitation should take place between June 1 and August 1.

  • Co-chairs should make every effort to include at least 1 employer member and 1 new member (joined within the past 2 years) in the committee.

  • Co-chairs are responsible for ensuring volunteers are active members of EACE by checking the directory.
Board Liaison
Junior Delgado, Director of Finance
Grants & Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs
Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships:
Laurent Troland,
Bridgewater State University
Professional Development Grants:
Jen Rossi Long
West Chester University
 D&I Scholarship Committee Members
1. Helen Boyke, Norwalk Community College
2. Danielle Fichter, Saint Joseph's University
3. Justin Harris, American University
4. Carolyn Kleiman, George Mason University
5. Holly Logan Temple University
6. Amanda Machonis, West Chester University
7. Mohamed Sesay, Mills College
8. Barbara Zerillo, Fisher College (D&I Rep)
Professional Development Grant Committee Members
1. Christine Falcone, Saint Joseph's University
2. Linda Flynn, Montclair State University
3. Tiffany Franklin, University of Pennsylvania 
4. Jamie Grant, University of Pennsylvania 
5. Sonya Lawyer, Stevenson University
6. Ceceilia O'Callaghan, Rutgers School of Nursing
7. Marisol Rosado-Perez, Widener University (D&I Rep)

Requirements of the Committee

  • Hold monthly meetings, work toward goals, report to board

  • Work collaboratively with the PR and Marketing Committee and HQ to encourage applications

  • Review applications and provide a report of recommended recipients to the Board of Directors

  • Committee members will work with HQ to collect bios, portraits, etc.

  • Attend the Awards Luncheon at the Annual Conference to recognize recipients


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