Members of the Women’s Giving Circle with 2017-18 grantees.

The Women’s Giving Circle at the University of Central Arkansas awarded five grants that focus on development opportunities for women and girls during the annual Grant Awards Luncheon on Nov. 9.

The Women’s Giving Circle received ten applications. Grant awards ranged from $700 to $1,500.

Established in 2014, the Women’s Giving Circle encourages unique learning and leadership development opportunities that will enrich the lives of women and girls. Through the financial support of its members, the WGC dedicates resources to award grant funds from women to women, focusing on projects and programs benefiting women and girls.

For more information or to join the Women’s Giving Circle, visit www.uca.edu/go/WGC

The 2017-18 UCA Women’s Giving Circle grantees are below:

Reshape Your Mindset! Power of Growth Mindset for Girls with Reading Deficits – $1,500
Sunjung Kim, assistant professor
Caylin Thompson, UCA student
The grant will be used towards a study that will explore the contribution of growth mindset to learning performance and motivation of girls with reading deficits along with the benefits of involvement of female undergraduate students and community.

The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference – $1,000
Trisha Cowen, visiting assistant professor, and Sandy Longhorn, assistant professor
The grant will be used to help pay for a keynote speaker at the conference. This conference focuses on women writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass market books to literary endeavors and beyond.

Where Two Roads Meet: Lived Experiences of Mother-Students Balancing Home and School – $1,000
Anita Sego, assistant professor and Denise Demers, assistant professor
The grant will be used to help fund a study that will gain a more in-depth insight into how mother-students balance the demands of both home and school simultaneously.

Women in Technology – $800
Mary Condit, Arkansas Coding Academy director
The grant will be used towards scholarships for women who are going through any of the programs at the Arkansas Coding Academy.

Tell Your Stories: Community Writing Workshops for Women and Girls in Faulkner County– $700
Jennie Case, assistant professor
The grant will be used towards hosting a series of creative writing workshops designed for underserved girls and women in the Faulkner County community.