The objective of the Women's Independence Scholarship Program is to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain an education that will, in turn, offer them the chance to secure employment, personal independence, and self-sufficiency. Support is available for full or part-time students interested in attending accredited programs at educational institutions listed below, in order of preference:
-State-supported community colleges
-State-supported colleges or universities
-Private colleges or universities
-Survived intimate partner abuse & has been separated from their abuser a minimum of one year, but not more than seven
-Is a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
-Has applied to or is officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a United States institution
-Demonstrates a critical need for financial assistance
-Exhibits a strong desire and the ability to complete a training and/or academic program
-Has a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market
-Has sought services from a non-profit, domestic violence agency for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, and this agency is willing to act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.