2015 Success for Survivors Scholarship
Thank you for your interest in the Success for Survivors Scholarship. The 2015 application is now available. below. For more information, 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 2011, as part of our 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*
- Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution
- 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 22, 2014
||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship application process opens
|February 6, 2015
||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship application deadline
|May 2015 - June 2015
||Monetary awards sent to recipients upon receipt of enrollment verification
2015 Success for Survivors Scholarship Flyer [PDF]
Sample 2015 Success for Survivors Scholarship Press Release for Clubs [Word]
2015 Success for Survivors Scholarship Application [Fillable PDF]