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.

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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.

 2018-2019 Scholarship Deadlines

  • Dubuque Conference | Professional Track & Student Track Scholarships are now closed.
  • Central Iowa Conference | Professional Track & Student Track Scholarships are now closed.
  • Siouxland Conference | Professional Track & Student Track due Jan. 4, 2019 with applicants notified by Jan. 14, 2019 | Click here for details
  • Quad Cities Conference | Professional Track & Student Track due Jan. 28, 2019 with applicants notified by Feb. 6, 2019 | Click here for details
  • Corridor Conference | Professional Track, Student Track & Diversity and Inclusion applications due Feb. 25, 2019 with applicants notified by March 11, 2019 | Click here for details

“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