A Shared Mission
  • Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. Women represent a vital part of the mission of Texas A&M University.
  • The Women Former Students’ Network (WFSN) shares with Texas A&M a mission to value and promote inclusiveness and diversity and to advance the engagement of women in academic, research and service activities of the institution. Women faculty at Texas A&M University, by their outstanding achievements in teaching and research, are in a unique position to influence the educational experience of current women students. Their successes are inspirational, and their distinguished careers aspirational to young women who are still choosing the future direction of their lives and careers.
  • To fully support the eminence of Texas A&M University and the success of the next generation of Aggie Women, the University and the WFSN share within their missions the recognition of women faculty.
Purpose of the Award 
With these shared values, Texas A&M University and the Women Former Students’ Network established the WFSN Eminent Scholar Award in 2011. The Award serves to recognize a woman Texas A&M University faculty member for extraordinary achievement in original research or scholarship.
Eligiblity for the Award
Nominees for the Eminent Scholar Award shall be:
  • Women who are tenured full professors and have been on the faculty at Texas A&M University for at least 2 years.
  • Prior recipients of highly prestigious national and international recognitions (including but not limited to Wolf Prize, Nobel Prize, ACLS Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, NEH Fellowships, or membership in the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, or Engineering).
  • Exemplary role models for women’s success, as demonstrated by a clear record of excellence in teaching/mentoring and service.

Eminent Scholar Award Guidelines

Eminent Scholar Nomination Template

Eminent Scholar Call for Nominations