Scholarship Opportunity – National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

By Ann Varner

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Are you passionate about taking action in your community and being a change-maker? If so, pick up an application from the Women’s Center for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

The Scholarship

Every year the American Association of University Women (AAUW) provides a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a female student to attend the three-day conference at the University of Maryland. This year, the conference will be held from May 30 to June 2, 2018. The scholarship covers most of the expenses of the trip (including most meals, room accommodations, and travel). The goal of the conference is to “provide a transformative experience for attendees and prepare them to be the next generation of leaders” (AAUW). With over 50 leadership-building sessions, guest speakers, a job fair, and meeting the “fiercest trailblazers” of today, this opportunity is one you don’t want to miss.

NCCWSL History

The AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) was founded in 1983. At a time when the gender gap in leadership was not closing fast enough, the AAUW and other organizations organized this conference as a leadership meeting for college women to gain “the skills and confidence they need to make change.” According to their website, past attendees have, “gone on to lead nonprofits, innovate the corporate world, create disruptive technologies, and more.”

To find out more, visit their website:

Deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 12.

If you have any questions or concerns contact Arzie Umali at or 816-235-5577.