CAWS North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Women’s Opportunity Scholarship Fund. This scholarship provides higher education opportunities to low-income women who wish to enter, or are currently attending a North Dakota college or university.
The fund assists scholarship recipients in a number of ways. It helps them to break the bonds of poverty and enhance their lives and the lives of their families intellectually, culturally, and environmentally.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must; be low income according to federal poverty guidelines; be current residents of North Dakota; and plan to attend a North Dakota college, university, or trade school (certain exceptions may be made for those living on North Dakota borders). Scholarships applications are accepted March through mid-June of each year. Awards are announced in mid-August.
The fund was established by a generous donor who believed in creating opportunities for women through higher education. It was enhanced in 2001 by a legal settlement with Nine West Corporation – brokered by former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp – and by individual contributions. Contributions to the Women’s Opportunity Scholarship Fund are always welcome, and may be sent as earmarked contributions to the CAWS North Dakota office. To download a scholarship application click here. For more information on the scholarship please contact Dana Mees at 888-255-6240 ext. 14.