GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship
The GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship was created to help survivors of intimate partner violence who are seeking a post-secondary education. The goals of the scholarship are to provide a means to achieve both financial and personal independence. The scholarship was first awarded in 2012 and according to gfwc.org: “In 2015 GFWC was honored to award four recipients with $2,500 scholarships.”
Candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements to apply:
- Survived intimate partner abuse
- Citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited public or private post-secondary or vocational institution
- Recommended by a licensed or accredited domestic violence agency and/or counselor or social worker willing to provide information on behalf of the applicant
To apply for a scholarship or make a donation to the scholarship fund, visit http://www.gfwc.org/success-survivors
Helping Women Pay for College
There are numerous financial aid opportunities available to women that most don't know about. We created this guidebook to help women find and secure financial aid. Key elements of the guide include. http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/womens-guide-paying-for-college/
- A collection of scholarships for women, including due dates and award amounts for each
- Insight into the financial aid application process
- Other funding opportunities, like industry-specific scholarships and funding for special groups
Social Security and Women
The Social Security program treats all workers — men and women — exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. But women may want to familiarize themselves with what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits may mean the difference between living more comfortably versus just getting by in retirement.
In the past, applying for benefits could be laborious, requiring you to drive to a Social Security office, wait, and fill out paperwork. Now, you can visit https://www.ssa.gov/forms/apply-for-benefits.html to find out everything you need to know about applying online for retirement benefits. And, when you’re ready, you can securely file the application online in as little as 15 minutes.
In most cases, after you submit your online application electronically, that’s it. There are no additional forms to sign or paperwork to complete. In rare cases, we’ll need additional information, and a representative will contact you.
Whether you’re receiving benefits or preparing for retirement, plan for your “Someday;” create your own my Social Security account at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. If you receive Social Security or SSI, my Social Security is the fastest way to get your benefit verification letter. If you’re not receiving benefits, check your annual Social Security Statement using my Social Security!
Financial Guides for Women
Women often face unique challenges in life that can dictate their financial lifestyle. MoneyGeek.com has created guides to empower women to feel confident when making financial decisions. The three guides highlight topics such as:
Women pursuing STEM careers:
MoneyGeek.com Women in STEM Careers
Scholarships and financial aid for women:
MoneyGeek.com: Scholarships & Grants for Women
Crafting the right message when negotiating a salary:
MoneyGeek.com: Guide to Negotiating the Pay You Deserve