The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is an annual leadership conference for college students held each spring at the University of Maryland–College Park. This conference offers young women leaders a chance to learn new skills and to broaden their networks with peers from around the country.

This year the conference is from May 27-30, 2020.

AAUW-San Juan sponsors women who are third year students (or above) enrolled in a college or university in Puerto Rico to attend the conference, paying their registration, housing, reasonable airfare/transportation and supplying a stipend for food.  Applicants must have demonstrated a desire to help their community, be fluent in English (as the conference is held in English), be willing to participate fully in the conference, as well as report back to the AAUW San Juan Branch about the experience.

The application process starts in January, and the deadline is February 17, 2020. It involves an online written application, submitting a CV, as well as an interview for those who make it into the final round.

The application can be found here.

Please email us at if you would like to know more about this conference and apply for a sponsorship. (Put NCCWSL in the subject line.)


Additional registration-only sponsorship are available through AAUW National – go to NCCWSL.ORG to apply.