Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship for Female Students

The Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship is now open. The scholarship is exclusively targeted to female students who are pursuing bachelor or master degree during 2019-2020 academic year. The winning students will receive up to $15,000. To apply, essay and other supporting documents must be submitted by April 15, 2019.

Scholarship Description
In 2005 Washington Policy Center (WPC) honored Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn with our annual Champion of Freedom Award “for her contributions throughout her distinguished Congressional career,” and “her strong leadership, support of free-market principles and being a friend to small businesses and taxpayers on the death tax repeal and other tax reforms.” We continue to honor her legacy by presenting the sixth annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to female college students who embody Jennifer’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values.

Award Value
Up to $15,000 will be given away to the winning students.

Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate and graduate degree in any subject.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S citizens are welcome to apply the Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship.

Application Instruction
Please submit the following items: resume, college transcript, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample from a public policy course you have taken or something applicable. In addition, you must provide a brief, one-page essay to answer the following questions:

    How would you benefit from receiving this scholarship? How would it allow you to honor the legacy of Jennifer Dunn? Please indicate in the essay if you would like to use the grant toward tuition or for a Congressional internship.

Send your application to WPC Operations Manager Braden Goodwin. Finalists will be contacted for in-person interviews with the WPC selection committee in May. Email application materials to or mail to WPC at PO Box 3643, Seattle, WA 98124.

Submission Deadline
April 15, 2019.

Website and Application Link

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