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Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

 Patricia Pierce Conference Scholarship

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Patricia Pierce served as WHET’s Historian for many, many, years.  She has dedicated much of her time to many organizations to help promote opportunities and advocate for equity for women.  This scholarship is designed to support women graduate students and professionals who would like to be enlightened and empowered at the Annual WHET Conference.

The recipient of this scholarship does not have to be a WHET member, thus allowing a non-WHET member the opportunity to learn the many wonderful opportunities WHET has to offer.  The scholarship will cover the cost of the registration at the 2017 WHET Annual Conference.

2017 Patricia Pierce Conference Scholarship form (Application due by September 7, 2017)


Dr. Hal R. Ramer Professional Development Scholarship

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The Dr. Hal R. Ramer Professional Development Scholarship honors an individual who devoted many years to education and was a strong advocate for women excelling in higher education.  As the founding president for Volunteer State Community College, a position he held for over 32 years, Dr. Ramer supported the WHET organization from its inception by encouraging membership and participation in the organization, promoting its meetings to institutional staff, and attending WHET meetings and conferences himself.

The recipient of this scholarship must be a current WHET member.  The maximum of $500 will be applied to any conference of your choice.  The scholarship applies to conference fees only.  The selected recipient is required to make a presentation at the 2017 WHET Annual Conference.  WHET executive board members are not eligible for the scholarship.

2017 Dr. Hal R. Ramer Professional Development Scholarship Application form (Application deadline due December 18, 2017)


Lori Groves-White Conference Scholarship for Graduate Students

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Lori Groves-White served as a member of the WHET board for many years.  She had a passion for helping students gain the tools they needed to achieve their dreams.  This scholarship is designed to assist female graduate students studying Higher Education.

The scholarship will cover the cost of one year’s membership and the cost of registration at the 2017 WHET Annual Conference.

2017 Lori Groves-White Scholarship form (Application due by September 7, 2017)


Woman of Achievement Award

A Woman of Achievement is a dedicated leader who has earned admiration and respect; has vision and can inspire others to help implement it; faces challenges with grace and courage; lives with dignity, integrity, and honor.

Any woman student, faculty member, staff member, or alumna of an institution of higher education in Tennessee may nominate a Woman of Achievement.  The student and faculty/administrative nominee must be enrolled in or an employee of a Tennessee college or university.  The Community or Business Leader nominee must have affected the lives of women in Tennessee.

2017 Women of Achievement Award form (Application due by September 7, 2017)


June Anderson Award

The June Anderson Award is presented to a woman at the annual Women in Higher Education of Tennessee (WHET) conference who has met the majority of the following requirements:  demonstrated leadership in WHET, developed curricula that enhance understanding of the role women play in various disciplines, mentored other women, demonstrated advocacy for women in the community, supported women in becoming better qualified to advance in higher education professions, and demonstrated influence that impacts opportunities for women beyond the bounds of Tennessee.

2017 June Anderson Award form (Application due by September 7, 2017)

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