Grants & Scholarships

Ensuring access for all

IWLC is committed to making its events accessible to as many individuals as possible -- and its Scholarship Program exists to help make that happen.


To date, IWLC has awarded nearly 100 scholarships to deserving women and students who are interested in access to leadership resources available through IWLC conferences and events.

Each year, the number of scholarships IWLC is able to award has increased, due in large part to our generous corporate and individual donors who are committed to ensuring that future leaders have access to IWLC resources. In 2017, thanks to corporate and individual donors, IWLC granted $20,000 in grants and scholarships.

Scholarship Details

  • IWLC scholarships cover the full cost of event registration only, unless otherwise noted.
  • Applicants must follow all instructions and other requirements described in the documents linked at the bottom of this page.
  • Individuals are eligible to receive a one-time scholarship to attend an IWLC event. Once a scholarship has been awarded, individuals are not eligible to apply for future scholarships.
  • Student Track participants are not limited to a one time award to attend multiple Student Track regional event programs.
  • Student Track recipients are eligible to transition to the Professional Conference program to apply to receive a one-time scholarship award.

 2018 Scholarship Deadlines

  • Dubuque Conference | Professional Track: Sept. 10, 2018 with applicants notified Sept. 18, 2018 & Student Track: Sept. 17, 2018 with applicants notified Sept. 27, 2018
  • Central Iowa Conference | Professional Track: Oct. 1, 2018 with applicants notified Oct. 10, 2018 & Student Track: Oct. 8, 2018 with applicants notified Oct. 17, 2018
  • Quad Cities Conference | Professional Track: Jan. 28, 2019 with applicants notified Feb. 6, 2019 & Student Track: Feb. 1, 2019 with applicants notified Feb. 11, 2019
  • Corridor Conference | Professional Track: March 12, 2019 with applicants notified March 26, 2019 & Student Track: March 21, 2019 with applicants notified April 3, 2019
  • Siouxland Conference | Jan. 8, 2018 for Professional Track & Jan. 26, 2018 for Student Track

 2018 Scholarship Application Materials

“I truly appreciated the opportunity to hear Liz Wiseman speak at the Central Iowa Conference and I am grateful for the scholarship. Not all organizations offer these resources. The conference gave me the inspiration to go back to work and be the best staff person I can be.”

Kristen Corey | Program Planner, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women | Des Moines, Iowa