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Each year WPLC grants financial awards to women graduate students and “Rising Star” pre-tenure faculty members who are demonstrating leadership and creativity through their academics, research, service, and/or teaching.

Want to know more about WPLC’s prior award recipients? See our prior award recipients.

Amy Krentzman
It is deeply gratifying to be supported by the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle in my integrated teaching, research, and service missions.

Amy Krentzman
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work

Graduate Awards

Each spring, WPLC makes several awards of up to $2,500 to graduate students. During the 2017-18 academic year, more than $25,000 in financial support was awarded.

Several members of WPLC, who serve on an awards review committee, read and rank all of the applications and nominations. The shortlisted selection is presented to the full membership, who then votes to approve the finalists. Applications are accepted late winter and finalists are notified before the end of spring semester.

The application process includes completion of the online application form, submission of a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a CEHD faculty member's recommendation.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

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Faculty recommendation form

Rising Star Faculty Award

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 $1,500 award for professional development.

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

  • A letter of nomination describing the nominee’s demonstrated record of leadership and creativity in an academic area as shown by research, teaching, and service. This statement may include other leadership activities in professional organizations, associations or community-based organizations such as school groups, and human service agencies. The nomination letter should be no more than two pages in length.
  • A statement - written by the nominee - of 500 words or less that addresses her teaching philosophy, research, and service interests.
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vita.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Rising Star Faculty Award nomination form