2013 Success for Survivors Scholarship
Thank you for your interest in the Success for Survivors Scholarship. The deadline for submitting applications for 2013 has passed. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late April. The 2014 application will be available in October 2013. For questions, contact the Programs department at Programs@GFWC.org
$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. To emphasize our dedication to tackling this serious societal issue, GFWC launched the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship in 2012, 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*
- 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
*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.
|October 2, 2012
||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship application process opens
|February 1, 2013
||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship application deadline
||Monetary awards sent to post-secondary schools
Scholarship Application [PDF]
Donation Form [Word | PDF]
Awareness Letter [Word]
Fill-in-the-blank press release for GFWC clubs [Word]
For more information contact the GFWC Programs Department at 202-347-3168 or Programs@GFWC.org.