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2023 Scholarship Recipients, at the Annual Scholarship Reception.

Scholarship Applications will be accepted starting October 15, 2024

Scholarship Criteria:

  • NWF welcomes applications from women from northern Nevada. NWF defines northern Nevada as all Nevada counties except Clark County.
  • Applicants must be attending post-secondary university, college, or trade-school in northern Nevada or at an accredited online program. If attending a school outside of northern Nevada, the field of study must not be offered at any school in northern Nevada.
  • Applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Applicants must upload a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Index Report and a copy of their most recent school transcript.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in school in the upcoming Fall Semester to be awarded funds.
  • Eligible applications are reviewed by the NWF Allocations Committee and scored based on financial need, academics, and personal background.
  • Scholarship Awards will be announced in April each year.

Sarah Crumby, NWF Immediate Past-Chair and Jill Johnson, NWF Board Chair with Ila Achtabowski, NWF President &CEO, and Jim Peckham, Executive Director, FISH presenting 2023 grant award.

Community Grants

Since 1983, over $4.1 million in grants has been awarded to community organizations or programs providing assistance to women and children.

In August, NWF awarded $25,000 to F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping) to provide vital housing cost subsidies for women residing within the newly constructed F.I.S.H. Family Student Housing project in Carson City. This visionary initiative was crafted to afford women the invaluable chance to pursue their education devoid of the financial strain posed by housing expenses. 

Furthermore, Nevada Women’s Fund donors directed their generosity towards bolstering the efforts of three esteemed local nonprofit organizations through targeted grants. A commendable sum totaling $13,380 was allocated to the Nevada Women’s History Project, the Discovery Museum, and the Reno-Sparks Assistance League. This financial infusion stands as a testament to F.I.S.H.’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and sustaining the impactful work undertaken by these community-driven entities.


The NWF Grant Application process is now closed