The following websites contain valuable information regarding issues on violence against women. Please note that WISP, Inc. is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites and the contents of Web pages we link to may change without notice.
Domestic Violence Resources
Financial Aid Resources
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program
Eligibility requirements: Women, age 40 or over by March 31 of the application year, who are able to demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in an accredited school or technical program within 6 months of the scholarship award date. Application period begins February 1 and ends March 31.
American Association of University Women
1111 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-4873
The AAUW awards fellowships and grants of up to $35,000 to women for educational, project and professional support and for post-baccalaureate study or research in the US. Candidates are evaluated based on scholarly excellence, commitment to helping women and girls through servide in their communities, professions or other fields of research.
BestColleges.com provides a curated listing of scholarships and resources for women.
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
2012 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The Career Advancement Scholarship Program is for women who are advancing their careers or re-entering the workforce.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence. GFWC implemented the Success for Survivors Scholarship in 2011.
Scholarships of $2,500 are available to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain a post-secondary education that will offer them the chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence. Applications are available online.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation
1 Huntington Road, Suite 701
Athens, GA 30606
Scholarships for women age 35 or older.
Karla Scheber Foundation Scholarship
100 Renaissance Center, Suite 1680
Detroit, MI 48243-1009
Scholarships are available to women seeking to re-enter the business field or obtain a business degree.
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) International
The mission of the P.E.O. Sisterhood is to promote educational opportunities for women and maintains six educational projects.
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
The R.O.S.E. Fund
175 Federal Street, Suite 455
Boston, MA 02110
Website: www.rosefund.org (click on “programs”)
Scholarship program for women who are survivors of domestic violence attending colleges or universities in New England.
Scholarship America’s three programs: Dollars for Scholars, Scholarship Management Services, and Dreamkeepers help students pay for and stay in college.
Women’s Opportunity Awards
Soroptimist International for the Americas
1709 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Scholarships for women in college who are heads of their household.