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Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle Awards

Each year the Circle grants awards and scholarships to female graduate students and it honors female “rising star” pre-tenure faculty staff members.  The deadline to apply for the 2014 awards is Monday, February 24th, 2014.

Graduate Awards

The WPLC annually makes several awards of up to $2,000 to graduate students each spring. Female graduate students enrolled full time (minimum of 6 credits) for the 2014-15 academic year in non-teaching licensure degree programs and who expect to complete their degrees by summer 2016 are eligible to apply. Students enrolled for dissertation-only credits are also eligible. Each recipient is expected to report back, in writing, to the WPLC about how the funds were used and how the award was helpful in furthering the recipient’s career and academic goals.

Previous recipients are not eligible to submit applications.

The online application process includes submission of an applicant's resume, an "issued to student" transcript (sent either by email or dropped off at 105 Burton Hall), and a CEHD faculty member's recommendation.

Below are the questions found on the online application, please answer them in 100 words or less. Once you have completed the applilcation you will not be allowed to edit/change your application.

1-Describe your academic goals and how they apply to your overall career goals.

2-Describe your leadership experience and unpaid extra-curricular volunteer activities (school, community, professional).

3-Based on the missions of the Women's Cirlce and the College of Education and Human Development, how do your educational pursuits match and support these missions?

4-How will you use this award? Provide a detailed budget, for example, conference registration, dissertation, travel expenses, and/or tuition. You may request up to $2,000.

5-How will receiving this award impact you and others?

Apply now!

Faculty recommendation form!

Rising Star Faculty Award

The WPLC will recognize a pre-tenure female faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development who has demonstrated leadership and creativity in an academic area as shown by research, teaching, and service. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award for professional development.

In addition to completing the form below, nominators must provide:

The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 24, 2014.

Prior award recipients



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