Apply for a NWF Scholarship

The Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship Application process opens on December 16, 2019. Applications will be accepted through February 29, 2020. 

Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarships are designated for women residents of northern Nevada, with preference to women attending school at a northern Nevada accredited institution. If an applicant wishes to pursue a course of study that is not offered at a northern Nevada institution, their application will be reviewed with all eligible applicants.  

Your resident status will be determined by examining your State of Nevada issued identification card. (i.e. Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada Identification card).  Passports, school i.d.’s, and other forms of identification will NOT be accepted. 

A copy of your Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) is also required this year. Please assure that you have applied for Federal Student Aid prior to submitting your Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship application. 

For additional information please see scholarship FAQ’s at the bottom of the page.

Annual Scholarship Calendar

Application opens on December 2020
Application closes on February 28, 2020
Award and regret announcements will be made in the summer of 2020


Where are you now?

CALLING ALL NEVADA WOMEN’S FUND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Whether you received your scholarship 37 years ago, or last year, we want to hear from you. Where has your hard work taken you in your life? We want to share in your success.


Scholarship FAQs

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Scholarship FAQs

What is the Nevada Women’s Fund?

The Nevada Women’s Fund is a community foundation dedicated to strengthening our community by empowering women to improve their lives and those of their families. We identify critical social needs and address those needs through educational initiatives and community grant making. Our vision is to be the compass guiding the community toward nationally recognized solutions that improve the lives of women and families.

To achieve our mission, the NWF allocates scholarships to individual women and grants to organizations that share the NWF vision for a healthy non-profit community.

Who may apply for an NWF scholarship?

  • NWF scholarships are designated for women residents of northern Nevada.
  • Women attending school at a northern Nevada institution.
  • If an applicant wishes to pursue a course of study that is not offered at a northern Nevada institution, the NWF will consider allocating a scholarship for pursuit of study at an out-of-region or out-of-state institution.
  • Eligible candidates will take a minimum of 6-8 credits per semester.
  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited two or four year degree or certifying program.
  • Cumulative GPA of a 3.0.

How are the NWF scholarship amounts determined?

NWF scholarship applications are reviewed by the NWF Allocations Committee made up of NWF Board and community members. Allocations Committee members read each application and rate it based on the eligibility requirements. Awards are given in the range of $500 to $5,000.

**Individuals with a blood or marriage relationship to NWF board members, allocations committee members or NWF staff are ineligible for NWF scholarships.