Estolle Gross Award
Reviewed/Revised: 2/2016, 10/2016, 10/2018
The Estolle Gross Award (formerly the Estolle Gross Scrimshaw Award) may be presented annually by ASCLS-PA in recognition of the contributions of Estolle Gross to the advancement of the profession and growth of ASCLS-PA. Estolle Gross established this award in 1985 (50th anniversary of ASMT) to recognize those individuals who were active on the Chapter and State level. The awardee originally received a scrimshaw tie pin or broche. In honor of her dedicated years of service to Pennsylvania (she continued after retirement to go on medical missions to teach parasitology in Thailand), the society decided to name an award in her honor. It is presented to members who have demonstrated that same dedication and commitment to the profession and this Society as has been inspired by Estolle.
To be eligible for this award, one must:
1. Be a member, in any category, of ASCLS-PA for a minimum of three (3) years.
2. Be nominated by any member of the ASCLS-PA or District Society Leadership.
3. Have made a creative or technical contribution to their profession, and/or ASCLS-PA. These contributions may be, but are not
a. Activities engaged for the betterment of the profession and/or ASCLS-PA
b. An outstanding project performed in the name of the organization
c. Involvement in the activities of the Society on the local, state, or national level
d. Development of a “time” or “money” saving idea that results in a more efficient way of conducting the workings of the
e. Scientific papers published or scientific sessions presented
Candidates for the award will be nominated on forms supplied by the Awards Committee by February 1st. An essay, no less than 250 words, as to why the nominee deserves the award must accompany the nomination. Nominations will be compiled by the Awards Committee and forwarded to the Board of Directors who will select up to four (4) award winners.
The awards will be in the form of a recognition certificate. The awards will be presented by the ASCLS-PA President at the Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony and will be published in the ASCLS-PA Newsletter.