Females - Women's Independence Scholarship Program

A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply:
Be a female survivor of intimate partner abuse and has been separated from her abuser a minimum of one year, but not more than seven years.
Have sought services from a non-profit agency that provides services to survivors of intimate partner abuse for a minimum of 6 consecutive months. This agency is willing to act as sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience and can accept funds on behalf of the applicant, should a scholarship for living expenses be awarded.
Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, or have an immigration status that makes her eligible for FAFSA;
Have applied to or is officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a United States institution.
Demonstrate a critical need for financial assistance.
Exhibit a strong desire and the ability to complete a training and/or academic program;
Have a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market.


Nancy Soward
Executive Director, Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.

There are no deadlines, applications on constantly accepted but do take 2 months to process.