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.
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:
High School or College currently attending or will attend.
Brief Biography and resume (if you have one)
For more information or to submit the application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus supports the “Dream Act” law that endorses education for all residents in the State of Nebraska.