January 1, 2024, 1:00 AM to April 7, 2024, 11:59 PM EST
The purpose of the Award is to provide support for students majoring in Integrative Studies (INTS) within the School of Integrative Studies (SIS) to buy textbooks, laptops, and other school related supplies such as headsets, webcams, etc. Recipients must demonstrate characteristics of perseverance and generosity; traits exemplified by SIS faculty Dr. Susan Howard’s late parents Surya and Cecil. Surya Howard overcame gender and cultural barriers to become one of the first female dentists, not only in her home country of India, but in the US in the 1950s. Cecil Howard conducted early research on challenges of ‘re-entry culture shock’ particularly among children and teens returning to the US from their parents’ overseas postings and became a mentor and father figure to thousands of students as a college professor over a period of 40 years. He is characterized by his warmth, compassion, generosity and kindness.