Annual Constitution Essay Student Scholarship Contest



For over 20 years, the National Foundation for Women Legislators has hosted the Annual Constitution Essay Scholarship Contest, which provides six female high school juniors or seniors a $3,000 college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference, and an award that is presented at the event.

NFWL has a long-standing tradition of supporting young women. Over the years, the scholarship has brought together some of the nation’s leading young scholars for a week of mentorship, learning, and growth. Scholarship winners have gone on to attend top universities, found non-profit organizations, and pursue their dream careers. During NFWL’s Annual Conference, winners spend extensive time with an elected woman mentor. These young women learn about a diverse array of policy areas from the elected women mentors, while also learning about what it is like to be an elected woman. Leadership is a pillar of the program and winners engage in various personal and professional development programs to bolster their individual growth. The scholarship is made possible by the NRA Foundation.


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I nominated a young woman, so what are my next steps?

  • NFWL will reach out to the young woman you nominated with the next steps needed in order for her application to be complete. When the scholarship process is over, we will reach out to you if your nominee is a winner!
  • The deadline to nominate a young woman is Friday July 26th at 5:00pm ET. 
  • The deadline for young woman to send in their application and essay is Friday August 2nd at 5:00pm ET. 

Congrats to the 2018 Scholarship Winners:

Congrats to the 2018 Scholarship Winners:

Katelyn Winslow of Bear Grass, North Carolina (mentored by North Carolina Mayor Charlotte Griffin)

Ella Tynch of Falls Church, Virginia (mentored by Virginia Councilwoman Sharon Scott)

Chloe Moss of East Greenwich, Rhode Island (mentored by Rhode Island Councilwoman Sue Ceinki)

Alexis LaRosa of Long Beach, Mississippi (mentored by Mississippi Representative Carolyn Crawford)

Priyanka Iyer of Franklin, Wisconsin (mentored by Wisconsin Representative Kathy Bernier)

Jane Drinkwater of Orem, Utah (mentored by Utah Representative Elizabeth Weight)

Click here to view the 2018 award-winning essays.