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News from the National Federation of Democratic Women Presidents Meeting


There are 3 scholarships available for internships for young women:

  • Rilla Moran Woods (NFDW Founder) – 1-month internship at DNC Headquarters in Washington, DC - $3,000

  • Agnes Bird Scholarship – 1-month internship at State Party Headquarters, $1,500

  • Emerging Leader Fellowship – 1-month internship at Emerge America in either Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA - $2,500

Guidelines and nominating forms are online at, however, the Emerging Leader Fellowship is new and not online yet. The deadline will likely be May 1, 2019


Three awards are given out each year at convention to recognize worthy democratic women:

  • NFDW Member of the Year

  • Humanitarian Award

  • Outstanding Elected Democratic Women Holding Public Office

Nomination forms and criteria are online at Deadline for these submissions will be the same as the scholarships and anticipated to be May 1, 2019. There are deserving women in each of your states so please get with your Executive Board to nominate someone for each of these awards.


The 2nd Annual Women in Blue Lobby Day on the Hill is March 27, 2019 and we expect it to be another successful event. You should have received information from the Women in Blue Committee via email but you can also find the registration form and tentative outline online here:


The 2019 Annual NFDW Convention and Meeting will be held June 13-15, 2019 in Albany, NY at The Desmond Hotel.

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