Scholarship Requirements & Application

Applicants for this scholarship must have been impacted by domestic violence and belong to one of the following categories:

  1. A high school senior or college student aged 17-25 who has lost a parent or both parents to domestic violence.
  2. A survivor of domestic violence aged 17-25 who is single.
  3. A survivor of domestic violence aged 17-35 who is a single parent.

In addition to meeting the above criteria, applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for the scholarship:

  1. Be a US citizen and resident of Oklahoma or Virginia.
  2. Have no violent criminal record.
  3. Be currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university (including certificate, technical, associate, undergraduate, or graduate students).
  4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  5. Submit a copy of the most recent transcript.
  6. Be referred by an approved referral source such as a guidance counselor, case manager, behavioral health/social professional, crisis center, or clergy.
  7. Submit one letter of recommendation from faculty or staff at their current institution.
  8. Demonstrate financial need.
  9. Submit a 500-word essay outlining academic and career goals.

It's important to note that meeting these requirements doesn't guarantee the scholarship. The selection committee will evaluate all applications carefully based on academic performance, community service, leadership involvement, and the quality of the essay.

Please note that high school seniors under the age of 17 are also eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Open & Close Dates:

Spring Open: November 1st Close: January 31st

Fall Open: May 1st Close: July 31st

If you meet all the eligibility criteria and requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply for this scholarship opportunity. This is a great chance to enhance your education and create a positive impact on your future. Don't miss out on this opportunity!