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.


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
Start a chapter in your community
Purchase bricks for memorials and/or fundraiser items
Donate items for e-Bay
Support and donate to scholarship funds
Recommend students for Women for Harding scholarships

Current Projects

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 »

We're excited about progress already being made on the garden and welcome you to become a part of this inspiring project.

First Ladies Garden proposal (pdf)

Two Harding Minutes - April 2015 (video)


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

spiritpearls.jpgSpirit Pearls

With football season in full swing, we have the perfect accents to wear for the game, fresh water pearl jewelry designed for Harding University and your favorite high school, college, or professional teams.  Every strand is hand strung on silk thread and individually knotted with a rhodium plated silver clasp.  Each item comes in the colors to match your favorite team. Items available:

Necklace $79.00
Bracelet  $49.00
Earrings  TBA


Over 800 Delicious and healthy recipes collected from Women for Harding and President's Council members.

The Third-edition is currently available for $15.
The Fourth-edition is currently available for $25 or 3 for $60.

Cookbooks are available in the Harding Bookstore as well as the Alumni Office and History House. You may call 800-477-4312 Ext 1 as well.


Celebration Boxes - 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… Homemade treats made by the Women of Harding, 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.

set.jpgRada Cutlery Sales

Quality knives, serving utensils, and more are shown from Rada Cutlery. This cutlery comes with a lifetime guarantee. They have solid aluminum handles with a satin finish. The prices range from $3 for a paring knife to $28 for a complete set of steak knives with a slicer and serving fork. There are many items to choose from, and these make great wedding gifts! These can be purchased in the Harding Bookstore.


prints.jpgHarding Prints - Harding Memories Series

These beautiful pen and ink prints are popular with alumni and are suitable for framing.

Memories I (Bell Tower Print) - $15
Memories II (Swing Print) - $15
Order the Set - $25


Harding Collage Print (Color) - $30

This beautiful collage of Harding scenes and places by Betty Malone is now available.

You can purchase these prints in the Harding bookstore or by e-mailing AWH@harding.edu.



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)

Send completed applications to the contact info below.


All women, alumni, and friends of Harding are invited to become members-at-large. Any member in good standing will be privileged to vote and hold office. There are several membership options available:

  • Dues for regular members are $25 per year, payable annually. Dues for At-Large and/or Women for Harding Fellows are $25 per year, payable annually
  • You may also become a Friend of Women for Harding for $25 with no commitment for service and no active membership.
  • 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 to the address below.

Contact Us

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