Success for Survivors Scholarship

Success for Survivors Scholarship

As part of the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, the GFWC Success For Survivors Scholarship was created in 2012 to lend a helping hand to those impacted by intimate partner violence who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship aims to provide survivors with a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. Since its inception in 2012, GFWC has awarded $50,000 in scholarship funds. In 2015, GFWC was honored to award four recipients with $2,500 scholarships.

You can change a life. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Success For Survivors Scholarship fund today.


2016 Scholarship Application Opens!

The 2016 Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Process is now open! Applicants can mail completed applications to GFWC headquarters at:

Attn: Success for Survivors Scholarship
1734 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Or email completed applications to (Include “Scholarship” in the subject line)

2016 Electronically Fillable SFS Application
2016 Printable SFS Application

Important Dates:

 October 1, 2015GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Opens
 February 5, 2015GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Deadline
 May 2016 – June 2016Recipients Notified
 July 2016Monetary Awards Sent to Recipients Upon Receipt of Enrollment Verification



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Success For Survivors Scholarship

Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.

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