Ilona Nicole Memorial Scholarship Application

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YNPN is pleased to announce the 2021 Ilona Nicole Memorial Scholarship Application. We are honoring a former board member and encouraging other nonprofit professionals to pursue advanced degrees through a $1,000 annual scholarship gift. In honor of the 5th year of the scholarship, we are offering a second award this year of $500 for anyone working in the sector to use on professional development opportunities.

Applications will be evaluated on:

  • Current enrollment in a graduate program.
  • Current involvement in the nonprofit sector.
  • Future plans to remain actively involved in the nonprofit sector.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • A letter of recommendation.

Applications are due February 5, 2021. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to the application.

The scholarship recipient will be notified by February 22, 2021.

The recipient will be presented with the scholarship at YNPN’s 2021 Annual Kick-Off event on March 25th, 2021. The winner or their nominator must be present to accept the award or appoint someone to accept on their behalf. 

This scholarship is only open to candidates in Southeast Wisconsin (including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Kenosha, Racine, and Ozaukee counties).

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