Academic Scholarships Available for Survivors of Crime

Have you lost a loved one to domestic violence?   Help is available for survivors of crime pursuing higher education.  Please see the following list of twelve scholarships for further information:

 

  1. Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Since finances often play an important role for many victims when considering whether to leave an abusive relationship, the Allstate Foundation has created the Moving Ahead Grants to provide up to $10,000 to survivors of domestic violence in order to achieve financial independence by participating in higher education, career training, or job readiness programs. Furthermore, recipients are invited to join Allstate’s financial education programs to gain an understanding of basic financial services and develop money-management skills.

Contact

Allstate Foundation Moving Ahead Grants

2775 Sanders Road Suite F4

Northbrook, IL 60062

(847) 402-5600

grants@allstate.com

 

  1. Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: October 1st

With the mission of creating a sense of empowerment and self-esteem among victims of violent crimes, the Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship (JHMS) is awarded annually to financially assist college-bound students who themselves or whose parents were victims of a violent crime. Qualified students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must provide a

  • current resume
  • 500-word personal essay
  • official transcript
  • three letters of recommendation
  • financial statement
  • proof of a continuing participation in community service )

Contact

Jacqueline Harrison Memorial Scholarship

P.O. Box 416

Suitland, MD 20752

(202) 670-5467

jhmsfund@gmail.com

 

 

  1. Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 25th

As one of the largest college financial aid programs in the nation, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program has been created to specifically assist graduating high school students who have faced and overcome great adversity in their young lives, including victimization. Qualified applicants must be

  • pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit U.S. institution
  • demonstrate critical financial need
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • display integrity and perseverance by overcoming obstacles.

Contact

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

99 Canal Center Plaza Suite 320

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 684-9444

scholarships@horatioalger.org

 

  1. GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarships

Deadline: January 31st

Administered through the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), the Success for Survivors Scholarships award $2,500 to survivors of physical, sexual, emotional, and/or psychological intimate partner abuse who are seeking to obtain a post-secondary education to reshape their future. Eligible candidates must be

  • permanent legal residents of the United States (YEP!)
  • provide a recommendation from a licensed domestic violence agency and/or social worker

Contact

GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarships

1734 N Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 347-3168

Programs@GFWC.org

 

  1. Arellano Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Deadline: February 1st

At Arizona State University, the Arellano Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence offers up to $2,000 to survivors of domestic violence who have been admitted to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student with at least 12 credit hours per semester at ASU. Qualified candidates must provide

  • a letter of verification from a counselor or clergy member
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • demonstrate financial need
  • exhibit potential to continue with their college career in good standing

Contact

Arellano Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence

P.O. Box 2260

Tempe, AZ 85280

(480) 965-2041

seo@asu.edu

  1. David B. Wright Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 10th

In memory of a cabinetmaker and a Marine Corps veteran who was fatally shot as the victim of a robbery attempt in 2009, the David B. Wright Memorial Foundation Scholarship is granted annually to provide financial support to survivors of violent crime and their families for pursuing a higher education degree for a brighter future. Preference will be given to extraordinary college-bound students who are majoring in the areas of human services, counseling, mathematics, science, engineering, or carpentry.

Contact

David B. Wright Memorial Foundation Scholarship

P.O. Box 13222

Baltimore, MD 21203

(410) 812-2371

info@davidbwrightmemorialfoundation.org

  1. Kennedy Foundation Scholarships for Victims

Deadline: April 21st

Founded on the belief that education inspires hope and independence, the Kennedy Foundation Scholarships for Victims have been created to cover the full tuition costs of attending on-campus undergraduate courses full-time at Howard University in Washington, DC for survivors of domestic violence. For consideration, applicants must:

  • submit an online application
  • attach a short 250-word essay on professional goals
  • agree to serve as a role model in the on-campus DMV community.

Contact

Kennedy Foundation Scholarships for Victims

12138 Central Avenue Suite 665

Mitchellville, MD 20721

(240) 893-0018

kennedyfoundation@yahoo.com

  1. Peyton Tuthill Foundation Hearts of Hope Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

In memory of 23-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted, tortured, and murdered by an unsupervised probationer in 1999, the Peyton Tuthill Foundation Hearts of Hope Scholarship is available annually to homicide survivors and victims of crime who are enrolling as full-time undergraduate students at an approved U.S. institution. Applicants must have

  • completed one year of grief counseling
  • have been the victim of a crime that occurred at least 18 months prior to submission
  • and possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Contact

Peyton Tuthill Foundation Hearts of Hope Scholarship

P.O. Box 3144

Tallahassee, FL 32303

info@peytontuthill.org

 

  1. Catina Rose Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st

Sponsored by the Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation in honor of a brave young woman who was molested and later testified in court against her molester, the Catina Rose Memorial Foundation Scholarship is designed to assist young people who have are victim survivors of crime in affording higher education so that they may continue to heal. Applicants must be

  • active in community service
  • be between the ages of 17 and 25
  • have no arrests or convictions
  • have legal U.S. citizenship.

Contact

Catina Rose Memorial Foundation Scholarship

11400 Atwood Road

Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 885-9544

mail@crimevictimsunited.com

 

  1. Children Impacted By Crime Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 1st

With the goal of helping children whose life experiences place their educational opportunities in peril jeopardy, the Children Impacted By Crime Scholarship Fund awards multiple scholarships for up to $1,000 each to children who have been victimized by crime, either themselves or a member of their immediately family. Qualified candidates must be

  • pursuing a degree at a two or four-year U.S. institution full-time,
  • be 18 years old or over
  • maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Contact

Children Impacted By Crime Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 10-S

Edgewater, FL 32132

(386) 202-4225

Scholarship Link

  1. OVC Crime Victim/Survivor Scholarships

Deadline: June 8th

Sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), the Crime Victim/Survivor Scholarships are presented annually for up to $5,000 to surviving victims of violent crimes in the United States who are

  • seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in a human services area with the goal of starting a rewarding career working with other victims of crime.
  • Applicants must have at least one year of volunteer service with other victims,
  • demonstrate financial need
  • provide information about their victimization.

Contact

OVC Crime Victim/Survivor Scholarships

9300 Lee Highway

Fairfax, VA 22031

(866) 682-8822

TTAC@ovcttac.org

 

 

  1. For After Freshman Year – New England schools only

 

College Scholarships to Aid Victims of Violence

The R.O.S.E. Scholarship offers a scholarship award (not more than $10,000) to a female victim of violent crime who is working to overcome her adversities by attending college in the New England area. The scholarship is for those who have completed one fullyear of undergraduate work, and the award will be for tuition and expenses at any college in the Northeast.

Contact
The R.O.S.E. Fund,
Inc., 200 Harvard Mills,
3rd Floor, Wakefield,
MA  01880; 617-482-5400; 800-253-6425;
Fax: 617-482-3443;
http://www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net.

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