Thank you for your interest in a WIDGB Scholarship. The 2022-2023 year open call for scholarship applications has now closed. Please visit our membership page to learn more about becoming a WID member, including a membership level for colleagues who are new to the profession to join at a reduced fee.

Please direct any questions to [email protected].



2022-2023 WID Scholarships

Women in Development of Greater Boston (WIDGB) is proud to offer six financial scholarships to support current and lapsed members.  We don’t want financial constraints to limit our fellow members from continued participation and growth, so scholarships will cover the costs of one year of membership and programs fee for one year (September 2022 – August 2023).

Prior to applying for the scholarship, applicants should be enthusiast about committing to actively engaging in our programming, attending a minimum of five programs during the year.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until August 31st.  Recipients will be notified by September 30th.

Full eligibility requirements are listed below. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Current or former member of WIDGB*
  • Current or former (within 2 years) staff member of a fundraising team in a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Availability and commitment to attend 5 or more WIDGB programs and events throughout the year.
  • Availability to participate in a phone or virtual interview (date TBD) with a member of the WID Scholarship Task Force.
  • Agreement that the benefits of the scholarship are not transferable to other persons.
  • Support from your immediate supervisor and/or executive team. (OPTIONAL)

Important Notes from Scholarship Task Force

*The goal of the scholarship is to assist those experiencing financial constraints and who are already in the development field.  WIDGB supports those new to the field by offering reduced-membership fees.

Feedback from Previous Scholarship Recipients:

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"I love the opportunities this scholarship with WID has given me. I have been a member since graduate school, and I would have had to let my membership lapse during the pandemic - had it not been for this award. The scholarship allowed me to continue my membership which, in turn, has opened many doors and networking opportunities for me that words cannot describe.  I am more involved and even helped organize a program this year. Now it is my time to give it back to my community. WID is a place where people come together to lift each other up and help each other navigate professional situations. I am lucky to be part of such a fantastic organization." - Laís A. M. Fortaleza, Major Gifts Officer at Oxfam America