NCCWSL and application

NCCWSL Awards update:

NCCWSL Scholarship Opportunity

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders – Three days of leadership training, inspiration, and networking.


Few of us know that the acronym NCCWSL means National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. However, we definitely do know what it stands for:  the opportunity to help the next generation of equity leaders network and learn from each other!

The 2022 Conference is set for May 24-26th. It’s virtual which gives us the opportunity to sponsor greater numbers of applicants. This year AAUW Wisconsin will support at least 10 nominees by providing scholarships for their registration. We can reserve early bird slots and transfer them to selectees. We hope you will take the time to advertise and market this wonderful conference to everyone!! Post it on your Facebook Page. Share it with your college age friends, neighbors, family and locality. Reach out to local Universities and Technical schools, including Diversity Studies officers and faculty. Let your community know about this opportunity that AAUW offers!

This year we will add an option for candidates to apply directly via the State Website —  We want to support and recognize your  Branch efforts while making it easier to apply. We’ve listened to many ideas and suggestions you’ve made. Please continue to share them! We are striving to increase diversity and inclusivity in this process so think broadly and openly in your efforts. Involving Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DE&I) coordinators in your marketing and selecting process may be helpful. Every Branch should participate!

Eligible nominees must be currently enrolled in a program leading to an Associate degree (or equivalent), Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree, and they may be attending a technical college or other two or four year public or private college. We will consider every Branch’s first choice applicant before considering multiple candidates from the same Branch. To learn more about the conference, go to and search NCCWSL, or

This year students are asked to complete the initial application and submit it to their designated Branch by March 1 for review. Then the branches will forward their recommendations to:
We revised the Application Process and Flyer (see enclosures) for your distribution and posting on Social Media, Websites or whatever!

We need you to submit all evaluated applications as quickly as you can after the March 1 deadline, No later than March 15 so we can review and notify recipients by April 15.

Reminder:  Be sure to edit the forms you receive by inserting your branch email and contact information. Regarding any questions or assistance please feel free to contact me anytime! I am here to help. Please share your novel approaches to recruiting applicants!


Deborah J Thiel,
VP- Leadership for AAUW Wisconsin

Phone: 608-372-4625 or 608-387-1976



2021: To learn more about the conference: or

Branch nomination form:
NCCWSL nomination form

Early-Bird Registration and National Scholarship Application Open
Save $100 by registering for the Early Bird price.
· Call for national scholarship applications opens.
Please note: National scholarship applicants need only fill out a scholarship application. Do not fill out a separate conference registration.

Early-Bird Registration and National Scholarship Application Closes

· Last day to register with fully refundable registration.
· Early-bird registrations must be paid in full by February 21, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET
· Last day to apply for our national scholarship.
· Accepted applicants will be registered by AAUW staff and declined applicants will be eligible to register at the early-bird rate.

Eligible nominees must be currently enrolled in a program leading to an Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree at a technical college or two-or four- year public or private college. Candidates must be nominated by an AAUW Branch with a limit of one nominee per Branch. Branches are also encouraged to provide additional support to their nominee for air fare and other expenses beyond registration.

AAUW believes NCCWSL provides valuable opportunities for students from all backgrounds, and each year National AAUW awards over 100 full and partial scholarships to the conference.

Full scholarships cover:
· Regular residential or commuter registration
· Scheduled meals

Our AAUW- Wisconsin state board will offer two $500 scholarships for students to attend NCCWSL, but only if the conference is held virtually. We want to support our future leaders, but it must be done safely.

AAUW-La Crosse needs to complete a Scholarship Nomination Form for their nominee. The form is sent upon request by the branch. Please email requests, questions and completed nomination forms to: Maggie Winz, AAUW-WI Leadership VP at: mrwinzster@gmail.comThe winner will be notified and payment sent as soon as possible, to ensure a space at the conference.

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders:
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) unites college women from across the country to address important leadership issues of the day. Attendees have transformative experiences that inspire them to improve their campuses and their communities.