Terri Knoll Johnson Memorial Award

The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity is seeking applications for the Terri Knoll Johnson Award. This award is designated to support current full time KU students who are women (cis or trans) and parents/guardians to a minor child.


This award was established by Dr. Kelly Johnson, Lecturer in the Biology Department, to honor his wife Terri, who died of breast cancer in 2005.  Terri was Development Director for KU Endowment and proud mother of a daughter and two sons. Following her diagnosis, she became a tireless advocate, speaker, and educator, raising awareness about breast cancer.  

Application Process

  • Email emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu for application form.
  • Complete provided application form.
  • Attach a Letter of Interest in a Word document or PDF with the required information outlined in the application.
  • Email the completed form and letter to emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu by the provided due date.


Up to $500 per annual award cycle 

Application Deadline

March 20, 2023

Anticipated Selection Notification

April 1, 2023


For more information, contact the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu.