Success for Survivors Scholarship
As part of the GFWC Signature Program: 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, GFWC has awarded over $60,000 in scholarship funds.
You can change a life. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Success For Survivors Scholarship fund today.
2018 Scholarship Application
You can find the application here. The Success for Survivors Scholarship application deadline is February 2, 2018! 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 Programs@gfwc.org (Include “Scholarship” in the subject line)
|October 10, 2017||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Opens|
|February 2, 2018||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Deadline|
|May 2018 – June 2018||Recipients Notified|
|July 2018||Monetary Awards Sent to Recipients Upon Receipt of Enrollment Verification|
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
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.
GFWC Ossoli Circle
GFWC Ossoli Circle, located in Knoxville Tennessee, was founded in 1885 as a literary society and is the oldest federated women’s club in the South. Its founder, Lizzie Crozier French, was a suffragist who was inspired to create the club after visiting the Sorosis Woman’s Club in 1868.