$2,500 Scholarships for Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence. GFWC launched the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship as part of its efforts to highlight the importance of rebuilding one’s life after experiencing intimate partner violence.
GFWC will award $2,500 scholarships to help intimate partner survivors obtain a post-secondary education that will offer them the chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
- Survived intimate partner abuse (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, and/or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.)
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Be accepted and/or enrolled at a U.S. Department of Education-accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution
- Is recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker, willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant
Apply on the GFWC website.
February 2, 2013