helen2Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus

Political trailblazer Helen Boosalis is the inspiration for our scholarships to benefit women students. The Inspiring Women Scholarship, established in 2009 following Boosalis’ death, will be awarded to three women; one from each congressional district in Nebraska. Beginning in 2021, the NDWC has added an additional $500 scholarship for Democratic women who are non-traditional students.

Helen Boosalis was an inspiration to Nebraska Women. The Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus (NDWC) wanted to find a way to honor her while encouraging tomorrow’s female political leaders and established $500 scholarships awarded to Nebraska Democratic women who are active in their communities and progressive politics.

Application Process

Applications are limited to Nebraska Democratic women who are: 1) graduating from high school and will be attending college, 2) continuing in their higher education, or 3) pursuing their education as non-traditional student. Applicants are asked to submit an essay of up to 500 words about a female Democratic politician or community activist who inspired their own community service and political involvement.

Essays must be submitted by July 1. 

Applicants must provide the following information:



Phone Number

High School or College currently attending or will attend.

Email Address

Brief Biography and resume (if you have one)

For more information or to submit the application, please email:

*The Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus supports the “Dream Act” law that endorses education for all residents in the State of Nebraska.