2021 NFWL Essay Student Scholarship Contest

The nomination period for our 2021 Annual Scholarship Contest is open.
Deadline: Friday, September 3rd at 5:00pm ET.

 

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.

 

What is required for eligibility?

*Must meet all below criteria to be eligible*

  • Female U.S. Citizen
  • Attend a college or university in the state of Tennessee

Once nominated, NFWL will reach out to the student and let her know what materials are required for her application (i.e. short essay, contact information, letter of recommendation). Upon submitting all materials, she will be considered for the scholarship.

What do winners receive?

Five (5) students will win $1,000 college scholarships and an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL’s 2021 Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, November 8-10.

 

2021 NFWL Annual Essay Scholarship Contest (1)

CURRENTLY ELECTED WOMEN ONLY: Please use this form to submit your nomination for this year's scholarship essay contest. After you submit this form, your nominee will be contacted by NFWL staff and invited to apply for the scholarship. If you have any questions, you can contact [email protected]
  • Elected Women Information

    ONLY CURRENTLY ELECTED WOMEN are permitted to nominate students for the scholarship.
  • NFWL's 2021 Annual Conference is November 8-10 in Memphis, Tennessee. Each winner is matched up with an elected woman who will serve as her mentor during the Annual Conference. The mentor will also present the student with her award during a special scholarship lunch. Our hope is to have that mentor be the elected woman who originally nominated the student. NFWL provides elected women mentors with a travel and lodging scholarship to cover the costs associated with attending the conference.
  • Nominee Information


Congrats to the 2019 Scholarship Winners:

Sanvhi Bhardwaj of Connecticut, (mentored by North Carolina Mayor Charlotte Griffin)

Rebecca Hagigh of Virginia (mentored by Virginia Councilwoman Sharon Scott)

Sami Kraus of Illinois (mentored by Rhode Island Councilwoman Sue Ceinki)

Annemarie Noe of Massachusetts (mentored by Mississippi Representative Carolyn Crawford)

Helena Pippin of Minnesota (mentored by Wisconsin Representative Kathy Bernier)

Violet Wang of California (mentored by Utah Representative Elizabeth Weight)

Click here to view the 2019 award-winning essays.


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.