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Scholarship Program

GFWC Woman's Club of Indio awarded $36,000 in 2024!


Scholarship Opportunities

Woman's Club of Indio scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, community service, and financial need.  The size of scholarships awarded is based on the number of qualified candidates each year and the amount available in the scholarship fund.  Applications are accepted NOW through April 12th and new and returning applicants may apply.  Empowering Women Scholars may reapply for a Renewal Grant only one time.

Each May, a special Scholarship Awards Luncheon is held and GFWC Woman’s Club of Indio invites scholarship recipients to meet club members, receive their awards, and share their experiences.  For more information, please email:  [email protected].  

GFWC Woman’s Club of Indio offers two scholarship programs:

  • High School Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide educational assistance to deserving Indio High School seniors as they embark on attending college or university. 

  • Empowering Women through Education Scholarship.  In 2008, GFWC Woman’s Club of Indio established the Empowering Women through Education Scholarship program. This scholarship is an award to help a mature woman with her educational and/or vocational training when entering or reentering the workforce for the financial security of her family.


The General Federation of Women's Clubs also offers a scholarship for survivors of abuse:

  • GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship.    This scholarship was created in 2012 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence.  Applicants must apply directly to GFWC for this scholarship.

Scholarship Requirements



High School Application
Empowering Women Application

To be eligible for a High School scholarship, candidates must ...

  • Be a permanent fulltime resident of Indio 

  • Attend a high school in Indio and graduate or receive a California GED

  • Pursue a degree (associate’s or bachelor’s) at an accredited college, university, or academic institution in the U.S.

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA 


To be eligible for a Empowering Women scholarship, candidates must ...

  • Provide proof of residence in the City of Indio
  • Demonstrate maturity and ability to improve your skills or attain new skills
  • Demonstrate the need for educational/vocational training to enter or re-enter the workforce
  • Qualify to enter the vocational or educational training program listed on the application form 

Important Dates to Remember


GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship  - deadline is 2/10/2024


WCI High School Scholarship - deadline is 4/12/2024


WCI Empowering Women Scholarship  deadline is 4/12/2024



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