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Welcome to Women's Independence Scholarship Program!

About Us:

Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) was established in 1999 as a project of The Sunshine Lady Foundation.  In 2008, we were spun off from SLF to focus solely on scholarships for survivors of intimate partner abuse.  We're excited to launch the on-line application process this year and are looking forward to your submissions!


There is no deadline for applications, however, it takes us about two months to review new submissions.   


Step 1) Make sure to click on the signup button at the top of the page.

Step 2) Once you complete the signup process, you'll get an email to confirm your registration. Make sure to check your spam box just in case! Please add us to your safe sender list so that you can continue to receive messages from us.

Step 3) Upload all application material on the site as per the instructions you'll see when you log in.

If you are looking for more information, feel free to visit our website at


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Nancy Soward

Executive Director, Women's Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact and the software application providers can help address your question.