Des Moines Women’s Club Literature Scholarship

Awarded By:

DSM Women's Club

Number of Awards & Eligibility: There are twenty-four available awards
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a graduating high school senior who will be pursuing a major or minor degree in Literature, Language Arts, Journalism, Writing, or Language Education at a college, university, or conservatory.
  2. Must be a legal resident of or a registered student in Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, or Warren County.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: In 1885, five indomitable, foresighted women, their bustles in place, met in the old Plymouth Congregational Church, 5th & Grand Avenue, to form what is now the Des Moines Women’s Club. Since its early years, the Des Moines Women’s Club has provided strong support for the arts in central Iowa. The DMWC annually awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, college students, and students pursuing higher education degrees. The Des Moines Women’s Club Literature Scholarship is open to registered students or residents of central Iowa (Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, or Warren Counties) and is awarded to a graduating high school senior of any gender pursuing a major or minor degree in Language and Literature, Language Arts, Journalism, Writing or Language Education. Applicants may apply for only one Des Moines Women’s Club scholarship per year and must submit one poem, one short story, and one narrative essay as well as a short biographical essay including future writing goals. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Application requirements for the Des Moines Women’s Club Literature Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
Additional Information: The scholarship award will be sent directly to the winning recipient’s selected school upon verification of registration and shall be applied toward tuition

Award Amount: Chosen applicants will receive up to $2,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $50,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 27, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 27, 2023

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/late submissions will be accepted. Award notifications will go out on March 10th!
About DSM Women's Club:
Contact Information: Scholarship Committee ,
Address: 1501 Woodland Avenue Des Moines, Iowa

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