Scholarship open to domestic violence survivors

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs will award $2,500 scholarships to help domestic violence survivors obtain careers offering a better future.

Domestic violence survivors who would like to obtain or continue a post secondary education to help reshape their future may apply before Feb. 1, 2013 to GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship, 17344 N. Street N. W., Washington, D.C. 20036-2990, or E-mail Programs@GFWC.org (include “Scholarship” in the subject line); or phone the GFWC Program Department at (202) 347-3168.

Eligible survivor applicants must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S., be accepted and/or enrolled at a U.S. Department of Education accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution, and be recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker who is willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant.

GFWC, made up of women’s clubs throughout the U.S. and abroad, is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence. To emphasize its dedication to tackling this serious societal issue, it has launched these scholarships to help victims change their lives after experiencing partner violence. The New York State Fed. of Women’s Clubs is a part of GFWC and Western New York is represented by the women’s clubs in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. In June 2012, GFWC awarded inaugural $1,000 scholarships to six survivors. The 2013 scholarships will be for $2,500.

Winners will be notified in April 2013. Send for more information immediately. Download an application at www.GFWC.org/Scholarship.