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Scholarships Available for Women Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Woman victim of domestic violence

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP), which began in 1999,  is committed to providing assistance to women and their children who are survivors of partner abuse with education leading to and financial self-sufficiency.
Applicants must:
  • Identify as a female survivor of intimate partner abuse;
  • Have been separated from the abuser for a minimum of one year and no 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;
  • Demonstrate a dire need for financial assistance;
  • Exhibit a strong desire and ability to complete a training and/or academic program and;
  • 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

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