Each year the College of Education and Human Development Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) grants financial awards of $2,500 each to two graduate students and $5,000 to one "Rising Star" pre-tenured faculty who are committed to empowering women. This can include but is not limited to individuals conducting scholarly research on issues that disproportionately affect women; developing curricula focused on the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society; promoting efforts to develop female leaders of all ages; and participating in service activities with organizations that help women and families. Candidates will be evaluated on leadership and creativity through their academics, research, publications, service, and/or teaching.
The application deadline for graduate students is Thursday, March 2, 2023. Interested in applying? Please complete the 2023 WPLC Graduate Student Award Application.
Want to know more about WPLC’s prior award recipients? See our prior award recipients.
It is deeply gratifying to be supported by the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle in my integrated teaching, research, and service missions.
School of Social Work