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Honorary Membership Awards recognize outstanding women scientists for achievement in (a) scientific research or (b) scientific education.  The Honorary Membership Award is the highest honor that GWIS bestows and Honorary Members are held as role models for the younger members of the organization.  Honorary Members are asked to speak at GWIS National Meetings and encouraged to become involved in chapter activities and in the national organization when possible.

The Honorary Membership Committee solicits nominations from GWIS memberhip which must be approved by the National Council and Grand Chapter, the governing bodies of the organization.  Honorary Members do not pay dues and are listed on our website:

List of Honorary Members

Approval of Honorary Membership

The Honorary Membership Awards Committee shall evaluate the nominee’s appropriateness for the award by examining (1) the Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume and publication list and (2) Nomination Letter.

The Honorary Membership Committee shall report the committee’s recommendations to the National Council for approval.  Once approved, the Honorary membership must be submitted to the chapters for confirmation by a 2/3 vote at a Grand Chapter Meeting.



To nominate an outstanding female scientist for Honorary Membership, please fill out the attached form.  For questions, please contact:


Nomination Form:


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