Women for Harding

logoFounded in 1965 as a Christian service organization, Women for Harding has a rich heritage in providing need-based scholarships for freshman men and women at Harding. Each year, volunteers throughout the country work together on numerous projects to fund these scholarships. Scholarship applications are available below.


Purpose

Women for Harding is an organization dedicated to supporting Harding University in all her needs. We work to help promote the highest advantages in physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual education for every student of Harding University.

We strive to promote a clear understanding of Christian education and foster a spirit of friendship among the women who are interested in the development of Christian education, as well as continue to raise funds for the Women for Harding Freshmen Need-Based Scholarship Fund.

How Can I Help?

Pray for God’s blessings upon Harding and our volunteers
Choose a membership level and pay dues
Organize and participate in fundraisers in your community
Host an event or dinner with alumni and friends
Support and donate to the Women for Harding scholarship fund.

Current Happenings

Tour of Homes

Women for Harding proudly presents the 33rd annual Tour of Homes.

Join us Sunday, December 3, 1-5 p.m.

View this season's featured homes

 

First Ladies Garden

"Honoring the past, beautifying the present and planting seeds for the future."

We invite you to honor a special woman or person in the First Ladies Garden.

Honor a special person in the garden »

Template to submit 4"x12" garden plaque »

100 Women for Harding 2016 Members Info »

Fundraising

The purpose of our various projects is to support Harding University and its students by contributing money to the Women for Harding Scholarship Fund.

Celebration Bags - Gifts for Students

Send a little happiness from home to your student during the school year and help Associated Women for Harding raise money for its scholarship fund. All packages include discount coupons from local merchants. There are four ways to let your student know you are thinking about him or her:

  • Welcome to Harding… Assorted snacks, inspirational bookmark, list of local congregations to get your student off to a good start. $30
  • Cheers… Hot chocolate, and other items will be available during Dead Week before finals. $30
  • Hugs and Kisses… Assorted candies and gift items will be available around Valentine’s Day. A little reminder of how much you love them! $30
  • Go the Distance… This gift bag is designed to help your student finish strong and will be available in May during finals’ week. $30
  • Early Bird Special - $99 All four Celebrations.

How to Order:

You can order bags with the online Celebration Bags order form. If you have any questions, please call 800-477-4312 (ext. 1) or 501-279-4276.

 

Scholarship (download)

Deadline for the Scholarship is May 1.

Scholarship Application Freshman xls (2 pages see tabs at bottom)

Scholarship Application Continuing xls (2 pages see tabs at bottom)

Scholarship Application 1st Time Applying Continuing xls (2 pages see tabs at bottom)

Send completed applications to the contact info below.

Scholarship for incoming freshmen and new acceptants (submit online)

Women for Harding
Need-based Freshmen Scholarships
Application Deadline: May 1

Eligibility:

Women for Harding is a group of women who raise money each year to provide freshmen, need-based scholarships to help make a Christian college education at Harding University possible for many students. It designates monies raised annually to provide scholarships for incoming freshmen, including Harding University faculty and staff children. Recipients must be enrolled at Harding to receive awarded funds.

Scholarships are made in varying sizes according to proven need. One half of the scholarship is given at the beginning of each semester. The student must remain in acceptable academic and social standing to receive the second semester funds. A 2.50 cumulative GPA is needed to receive second semester funds. Women for Harding is service oriented by nature so part of receiving this scholarship is taking time to give back. There are a number of events that students have the opportunity to be involved in throughout the year. Their participation will be taken into consideration when reapplying for this scholarship. Students receiving Arkansas Governor's or Harding Trustee scholarships cannot also receive this Scholarship.

Required Elements:

  1. The following Scholarship Application filled out in its entirety.
  2. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted for consideration for this scholarship (even if you don't think you'll be eligible for Federal Student Aid). The scholarship amount will be based on proven financial need. Consideration is given to those students who do not qualify for Pell Grant but who still need financial assistance. You Can get a paper FAFSA from a high school counselor, or file the online FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to start this process at least two weeks before the May 1st deadline.
  3. A personal letter to the Women for Harding Scholarship Committee stating, in your own words, your need for this scholarship.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation must be submitted and are an integral part of the decision-making process. Each letter should identify the applicant and address his or her financial need and/or worthiness. The required letters are as follows:
    1. Letter from a church member or official.
    2. Letter from a high school teacher or official.
    3. Letter from an employer or family friend.
    4. One other letter may be sent from a family member or a member of Women for Harding (optional)
    Sealed letters of recommendation should be sent directly to:Women for Harding Scholarship Committee
    Harding University
     Box 10768
    Searcy, AR 72149-0001
  5. The applicant must meet all listed requirements by the deadline. If each requirement is not met, the application may not be considered. In addition, late applications may not be considered. A photo must be submitted with the application.

By the postmark deadline of May 1, be sure your recommendation letters(item 4) have been mailed, and submit this completed online Scholarship Application Form.

If you have a question regarding this scholarship, please contact Harding University's alumni office at 501-279-4276.

Scholarship Application Form (incoming freshmen)

Applicant Information











Family Information







 







 





High School Information









Activities




Recommendations

List the following information on the people you've asked to do your recommendation letters:

1) Letter from a church member or official:





2) Letter from a high school teacher or official:





3) Letter from an employer or family friend:





4) Optional letter from a family member or member of Women for Harding:





 

Scholarship application for returning scholars (submit online)

Women for Harding
Need-based Scholarships for Continuing Students
Application Deadline: May 1

Eligibility:

Women for Harding is a group of women who raise money each year to provide need-based scholarships to help make a Christian college education at Harding University possible for many students. It designates monies raised annually to provide scholarships for incoming freshmen, including Harding University faculty and staff children. Recipients must be enrolled at Harding to receive awarded funds.

Scholarships are made in varying sizes according to proven need. One half of the scholarship is given at the beginning of each semester. The student must remain in acceptable academic and social standing to receive the second semester funds. A 2.50 cumulative GPA needed to receive second semester funds. Women for Harding is service oriented by nature so part of receiving this scholarship is taking time to give back. There are a number of events that students have the opportunity to be involved throughout the year. Their participation will be taken into consideration when reapplying for this scholarship. Students receiving Arkansas Governor's or Harding Trustee scholarships cannot also receive this Scholarship.

Required Elements:

  1. The following Scholarship Application filled out in its entirety.
  2. A personal letter to the Women for Harding Scholarship Committee stating, in your own words, what this scholarship has meant to you and your continued need for this scholarship.
  3. If you are not a current scholar, three (3) letters of recommendation must be submitted and are an integral part of the decision-making process. Each letter should identify the applicant and address his or her financial need and/or worthiness. The required letters are as follows:
    1. Letter from a Searcy area church member.
    2. Letter from a Harding faculty member.
    3. Letter from a social club or service organization sponsor or employer.
    4. One other letter may be sent from a family member or a member of Women for Harding (optional)
  4. The applicant must meet all listed requirements by the deadline. If each requirement is not met, the application may not be considered. In addition, late applications may not be considered.

By the postmark deadline of May 1, be sure your completed Scholarship Application Form and personal letter have been mailed to the address listed below.

  •  Women for Harding Scholarship Committee
    Harding University
    Box 10768
    Searcy, AR 72149-0001

If you have a question regarding this scholarship, please contact Harding University's alumni office at 501-279-4276.

Scholarship Application Form (continuing students)

Applicant Information











Family Information







 







 






Activities




Recommendations

If you are not a current scholar, list the following information on the people you've asked to do your recommendation letters:

1) Letter from a Searcy area church member:





2) Letter from a Harding faculty member:





3) Letter from a social club or service organization sponsor or employer:





4) Optional letter from a family member or member of Women for Harding:





 

Membership

Dues are $25 per year, payable annually. Dues for At-Large and/or Women for Harding Fellows are $25 per year, payable annually. The following levels of membership have been included to honor those we love and hold in high esteem:
The Marie Yingling Lifetime Membership$100
The Claudia Petty Patron Membership$500
The Sue Roper Memorial Membership$1,000
The Deanna Smith Memorial Membership$2,500
The Louise Ganus Membership$5,000

Checks should be made to Women for Harding and mailed, with the application, to the address below.

Application

Women for Harding

Box 10768

Searcy, AR  72149-5615

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Mailing address:
Harding University
Women for Harding
Box 10768
Searcy, AR 72149-5615