Each year WPLC grants financial awards to CEHD graduate students and a "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 deadline for 2019 applications has passed. Check back later this year for 2020 applications.

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

Rising Start award recipients Tim Piehler and Christina Zdawczyk
From left to right: Rising Star faculty award recipient Tim Piehler, Department of Family Social Science, and graduate student award recipient Christina Zdawczyk, Department of Educational Psychology.

An enthusiastic group of attendees, including many founding members, attended the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) Awards Celebration on June 11. Read about the award event

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