NAWLA Scholarship program

2021 Scholarship Flyer Pic.jpgScholarships are awarded to students planning to attend a higher-education institution (post high school) in the fall of 2021. Any career field or major is eligible. Scholarship recipients are selected based on school and community involvement, academic performance and educational goals. Scholarships are a one-time award of $2,500 USD each, but applicants may re-apply annually.

Click here to download the flyer to pass-along to your contacts or post in your break room. 


The application opens Monday, March 22  and the deadline to submit an application for a NAWLA Scholarship is Friday, May 7, 2021.


Applicants must be a full- or part-time employee of a current NAWLA member company in good standing, OR a child whose parent/legal guardian works full- or part-time at a current NAWLA member company.

Grandchildren of NAWLA member company employees are not eligible. Children or grandchildren of NAWLA employees or board members are not eligible.

High school students must:
  • be a 2021 high school graduate and
  • plan to attend any higher-education institution in the fall of 2021.
College students must:
  • be a 2021 fall quarter (or semester) sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in a higher-education institution and
  • be enrolled in a full-time schedule (12+ credits)

What you need to do

  1. Obtain a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript and save it as a PDF, using the following naming convention for the filename:  Firstname-Lastname-Transcript.pdf (for example: Sam-Smith-Transcript.pdf). Unofficial photocopies of your transcript are acceptable.
  2. Submit a response to our essay question. 

Essay Instruction

  1. Write an essay, no more than a page in length, discussing the following: Reflecting upon the events of 2020, what have you learned and what lessons will you carry into the future?
  2. Save your essay as a PDF, using the following naming convention for the filename:  Firstname-Lastname-Essay.pdf (for example: Sam-Smith-Essay.pdf).
  3. Fill out the online NAWLA Scholarship Application form and attach your PDF files.

Selection Criteria

  • Essay – Measured by content and message. (40 points)
  • Leadership Experience – Measured by (but not limited to) position held in student government, civic, church groups, etc. (20 points)
  • Extracurricular Activities – Measured by (but not limited to) participation in sports, school, community organizations, work experience, etc. (20 points)
  • Academic Achievement – Measured by grades and transcripts. (20 points)

Apply Now!

Click here to view the 2020 recipients list.