awards given to students

Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui
Memorial Lecture & Award

Recognizing the research and mentoring efforts of women on the Texas A&M campus.

Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Nomination Guidelines

Mentoring Award

The Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Award for Mentoring was established to honor women graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and research staff who take action to encourage and support women in Science at Texas A&M University. Graduate student nominees must have completed at least two semesters at Texas A&M University and currently be enrolled. Previous award recipients of Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui or Susan M. Arseven awards are not eligible for nomination. Nominations may be made by a peer or by a Texas A&M faculty member. Award recipient will receive a $500 monetary award, certificate, and plaque.

Nominators must have the following prepared in order to complete the nomination:

  • A letter of nomination from a peer or a Texas A&M University faculty member that emphasizes nominee’s characteristics as a mentor
  • A letter of nomination from the mentee describing nominee’s unique mentoring capabilities
  • CV
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
Research Award

The Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Award for Research was established to honor women graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research. Nominees must be women graduate students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Texas A&M University. They must have completed at least two semesters of graduate study at Texas A&M University and be enrolled for at least six semester credit hours during the semester in which they are nominated. Previous award recipients of Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui or Susan M. Arseven awards are not eligible for nomination. Nominations may be made by the candidate or by a Texas A&M University faculty member. Award recipients will receive a $500 monetary award, certificate, and plaque.

Nominators (or candidates if self-nominated) must have the following prepared in order to complete the nomination:

  • A letter of nomination from a Texas A&M University faculty member that emphasizes your research accomplishments
  • A one-to-two page, double-spaced summary of your research, its significance, and its relationship to your career plans (the language and style of this summary must be intended for interdisciplinary reviewers who are not specialists in your area)
  • A current CV that includes a list of refereed publications, other publications, oral presentations, and poster presentations
  • Unofficial graduate transcript