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Entry Application

Scholarships are available for women who exhibit financial need, are seniors in high school or older, and who write a short essay on why this experience will help foster their leadership development. Scholarship Entry winners will be admitted to the Women Who Step Forward conference at no cost.

How to Apply

Scholarship applications must include the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Contact phone number
  • Contact email
  • Indicate age range (for eligibility purposes only)
  • Essay description of why this opportunity will further develop applicant’s leadership potential
  • If a student, please indicate your school

Submit this information via email to Anna Riechers, ariecher@smumn.edu or send by mail:

Women Who Step Forward
7200 Hudson Blvd N. #200
Oakdale, MN 55128

By submitting this application, you give Women Who Step Forward permission to use your comments in promotional pieces.


Applications submitted via email will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7th. Applications submitted by mail must be received by Wednesday, April 4th.

Scholarship recipients will be announced Monday, April 9th.


Contact Anna Riechers at ariecher@smumn.edu or (612) 238-4550.