helen2Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus

Political trailblazer Helen Boosalis is the inspiration for a scholarship 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.

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. The $500 scholarship is 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, or 2) continuing in their higher education. 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, please email to:

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