Scholarship for female survivors of intimate partner abuse, separated from their abusive partner a minimum of one year but not more than seven years, and sponsored by a domestic violence service agency they have worked with for a minimum of six months. Funding is available for US citizens and permanent legal residents attending an accredited course of study at a U.S. institution. The application is only available online and must be submitted electronically.
- 2.5 Minimum GPA
- Must be Female
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Financial need analysis required
- Recommendations or references required
- Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
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Donor: Women's Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.
The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. began as a program of The Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF) in 1999. The primary intent is to provide assistance to women who are survivors of intimate partner abuse with education that leads to a living wage and financial self-sufficiency, interrupting the cycle of financial abuse within the larger context of economic justice. In December 2007, SLF Founder and President, Doris Buffett announced her intention to endow WISP as its own entity. On July 1, 2008 WISP, Inc. emerged as a stand-alone organization with a mission to enhance efforts toward economic justice by offering a means to help survivors of intimate partner abuse access higher education. WISP is available nationally to women who have left an abusive intimate partner relationship and who are pursuing an education with the goal of providing economic independence for themselves and their children.Website