Inspired Woman Scholarship

Fund Background: This fund began in 2017 with gifts from readers of Inspired Woman magazine and contributions from Inspired Woman Enterprises, LLP. Management of the fund was transferred to NDCF in August 2018.  The intent and purpose of the fund is to assist students with their higher education expenses. $500 or more will be awarded to students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online, and visual journalism. Second year college undergraduates through graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible. Applications will be accepted January 1 - April 1. 

Preference will be given to students who exhibit leadership, steadfast work ethic, desire and willingness to learn and grow personally and professionally, creativity in writing, journalistic integrity, and involvement with journalism activities that are collegiate, or community based. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  •     Students pursuing careers in print, broadcast, online, and visual journalism.
  •     Second year college undergraduates & graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible.
  •     350-word essay on a topic of the applicant’s choice.   
  •     Letters of recommendation from three resources familiar with the applicant's talent and character.  These resources may be teachers and professors, current or former employers, clergy members, coaches, school counselors and advisors, or leaders of organizations the student is associated with.  The letters should not be written by family members, friends, or spouses/partners.

Applications will be accepted from January 1- April 1. Download application form here.