Women’s Independence Scholarship Program





Scholarship Description

This scholarship is for applicants who:

 Identify as a female survivor of intimate partner abuse

 Have been physically separated from her abuser a minimum of one year but not more than ten.

 Have sought services from a non-profit agency that provides services to survivors of intimate partner abuse for a minimum of 6 consecutive months. This agency is willing to act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience and can accept funds on behalf of the applicant, should a scholarship for living expenses be awarded.

Instructions to Apply

We recognize that this is a long application. If it seems overwhelming we often suggest completing just a section at a time. With the online application it is possible to save your work and return later to complete it. Your sponsor is a resource for help and encouragement. If you have any questions about completing a task or problems with the forms, please call our office and we will be happy to assist you.

In order to complete the application you will be asked to complete the following tasks:

  • Complete an eligibility screening
  • Fill out application form
  • Write the narrative
  • Complete release form
  • Upload documents
  • Submit application for review