awards given to students

Susan M. Arseven
Make-A-Difference Memorial Award

Provides encouragement and financial assistance to women pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering fields.

Susan M. Arseven Make-A-Difference Memorial Award

The 2022 Arseven Awards will be presented at the virtual WISE conference on February 25, 2023.

Nomination Guidelines

The Susan M. Arseven '75 "Make A Difference" Memorial Award was established to encourage women pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. The intent is to provide financial assistance for personal needs and special situations NOT related to research expenses.

Nominees must be women graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Texas A&M University who have completed at least one semester of graduate study at TAMU and are enrolled for at least six hours during the semester they are nominated. Previous award recipients of Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui or Susan M. Arseven awards are not eligible for nomination.

Nomination Requirements
  • One-page explanation of how this award would make a difference in completing your education
  • One-page summary of your research written for interdisciplinary reviewers who are not specialists in your area
  • Faculty letter of recommendation
  • Copy of current TAMU graduate transcript (unofficial copy accepted)
This award is NOT intended to fund items such as:
  • Funding for presentations or research
  • Costs related to preparation of the thesis or dissertation (e.g., drafting, photocopying, typing, reproduction)
  • Travel to foreign countries
  • Travel to attend meetings or workshops for discussion with "authorities" or "consultants"
  • Software purchase
  • Supplies and equipment normally available through academic departments or research labs