Women's Independence Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship Intent: To help survivors of partner abuse complete an educational program that is crucial to secure employment and financial stability necessary for independence and self-sufficiency.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must be a woman.
    2) Must have survived domestic violence, exhibit strong desire, ability and determination to complete a training and/or academic program.
    3) Must be officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a United States institution.
    4) Must have a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or reenter the job market.
    5) Has sought services from a non-profit, domestic violence agency for a minimum of 6 consecutive months and this agency is willing to act as a sponsor by mentoring and providing support to the student throughout her educational experience.
    6) Must demonstrate a critical need for financial assistance.
    7) Contact org for additional details;
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any; Grad: Any
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: HALF-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Res
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
  • Contact Person title: Nancy Soward
  • Street Address: 4900 Randall Parkway, Suite H Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
  • Phone Number: (910)397-7742
  • Extension:
  • Email: nancy@wispinc.org
  • Number of Awards: varies