Success for Survivors Scholarship
As part of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic and Sexual 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 more than $80,000 in scholarship funds.
You can change a life. Make a tax-deductible donation to the Success for Survivors Scholarship fund today.
2021 Scholarship Application
Fill out the 2021 form. Completed applications will be sent 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 1, 2020||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Opened|
|February 5, 2021||GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application Deadline|
|May 2021 – June 2021||Recipients Notified|
|July 2021||Monetary Awards Sent to Recipients Upon Receipt of Enrollment Verification|
Melanie Carriker understands GFWC tradition and legacy. Daughter of GFWC Communications and PR Chairman Wendy Carriker, Melanie was inspired to form the GFWC Legacy Woman's Club, which celebrates the dedication of grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins. The GFWC Legacy Club received its charter at the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention in Memphis.
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
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