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Competition Details

National Foundation for Women Legislators Essay Contest

Goes By: NFWL

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

Essay competition to provide mentorship and support to women interested in public service as an elected official.

Application deadline is typically August 1, but check their website for current details. Also note that eligibility can change year to year based on state of college enrollment.

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 their 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.

Award Value

A week of mentorship, learning, and growth. Support to attend the NFWL's Annual Conference.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior


US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: August 4, 2022

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