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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 2015 awards is Saturday, February 28th, 2015.

Graduate Awards

Each spring, the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) makes several awards of up to $2,000 to graduate students. Female graduate students enrolled full-time (with a minimum of 6 credits) for the 2015-16 academic year in non-licensure degree programs who expect to complete their degrees by summer 2017 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 application process includes completion of the online application form, submission of a resume and unofficial 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.

1-Describe your academic goals, how they apply to your overall career goals, and comment on your academic progress.

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

3-Based on the missions of the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle 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?

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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 Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Prior award recipients



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