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Helen Wolfe Scholarship

The Sedona Women awards annual scholarships in honor of our founder, Helen Wolfe.  Individual Scholarships, up to $3,500, are awarded to women who are re-entering students whose education has been interrupted or to students who are planning to resume their education.

Eligibility requirements include: 

  • Must be a women who is a permanent resident of the Verde Valley, which encompasses Sedona, Cottonwood, Jerome, Cornville, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma and the Village of Oak Creek (zip codes 86322-86351).
  • Must be a re-entering student whose education has been interrupted for a period of time.
  • Must already be accepted at an accredited academic or vocational institution.
  • The completed application and all attachments must be received no later than April 1, 2024.  The Scholarship will be awarded in May, 2024. You can download the application via the link below.  

The scholarship application is available at the following link.  You can either complete the scholarship application online, print, scan and return with attachments - or download, print and complete the application and then scan and return with attachments - to Becky Griffin at  Please direct any questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair Becky Griffin at, or Committee Co-Chair Catherine Moore at  

Donations to the Helen Wolfe Scholarship

If you would like to donate to the Helen Wolfe Scholarships please click on the donate button below.

These funds will be used either to support our current year scholarship recipients or to endow our Helen Wolfe Scholarship fund. 

The Sedona Women are proud to partner with the ACF (Arizona Community Foundation) in creating a fund dedicated to the Helen Wolfe Scholarships program.  Your donations will enable the Helen Wolfe Scholarships to become self-sustaining in the future.  

Your support makes our multiple scholarships possible.  For questions contact us here.

Please consult your own personal tax advisor with specific questions regarding your tax deductions.  

The Sedona Women is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization under IRS regulations. All donations to "The Sedona Women"are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. 

In Their Own Words

The funding provided by The Sedona Women through the Helen Wolfe Scholarship is so greatly appreciated by our recipients.  These are women in our local community, striving to better themselves – and often the lives of their families as well.  They are re-entering students whose education has been interrupted for some reason.  They are attending, or planning to attend, academic or vocational programs at a variety of accredited institutions.  Past and current recipients have had career goals such as nursing, trauma counseling, teaching, viticulture, culinary arts, advanced canine training, personal training, cosmetic laser technician, cosmetology and more.  Their own words convey how much this assistance means to them:

“I could not be here, taking these classes, accomplishing goals, and pursuing my dreams if it weren’t for The Sedona Women.   Thank you so much.  The blessings of financial support make such a difference.  Even the communication and updates are supportive.  I often feel comforted knowing there is this community with me.  I so deeply wish to convey the gratefulness I feel.”

“Receiving the Helen Wolfe Scholarship would be an honor as I could put it towards bettering my education by obtaining more study material, a new laptop, scrubs, fuel, and expenses, which gives me an opportunity to not stress about more work hours.  Scholarships serve as a motivator and reminder that I am capable of my goals and dreams.”

“There are not many scholarship opportunities for graduate degrees in my field, so I am taking out student loans with the aspiration to get a fulfilling career.  This scholarship can help me worry less about paying back my loans, help me spend more time with my family while creating a new life to show my children the importance of education.”

“Becoming ill with Covid and the loss of earnings due to my inability to return to work resulted in my not being able to complete my college studies.  My educational goals and pursuit of a teaching credential were temporarily interrupted.  A Helen Wolfe Scholarship from The Sedona Women would help make it possible for me to complete my studies and satisfy the outstanding requirements for a teaching credential in secondary science.”

The Sedona Women 
PO Box 405
Sedona, AZ 86339

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