The Fight for Survivors Scholarship Deadline has Passed
The winner will be announced soon. Thank you to all the students that applied.
Fight for Survivors is awarding a $2,500 Fight for Survivors Scholarship. This academic-based scholarship will go to a deserving student who is an advocate for sexual abuse survivors and is pursuing higher education at an accredited college/university or graduate school. The award can go toward tuition, books, or other education expenses.
Millions of survivors of sexual and physical assault live in California and the U.S. Our job is to protect their rights and get them justice as they rebuild their lives.
Since opening our doors in 2013, we have handled many cases involving sexual trauma, so we know firsthand the painful challenges that people face after enduring these injustices. We want to support a promising scholar who is passionate about advocating for survivors of sexual abuse.
Fight for Survivors Application Requirements
The Fight for Survivors Scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who can meet the following criteria:
- A 3.0 GPA or higher (an unofficial transcript must accompany the scholarship application)
- Admitted or enrolled in a U.S. accredited college, university, or graduate school
- Are a United States citizen or otherwise authorized to work or attend school in the U.S.
- Write an original 1,000- to 1,500-word essay on the scholarship topic (see below)
- Apply for the scholarship using the form on this page
- Agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions
How to Apply for the Fight for Survivors Scholarship
The Fight for Survivors Scholarship is open to any student who is studying higher education at an accredited college/university or graduate school. We invite students from all areas of study to apply for the award. Interested students must use the form on this page to apply.
Before applying, please review the eligibility requirements carefully and then craft an essay on the scholarship topic provided below.
Scholarship Essay Topic
Many sexual abuse victims endure injury and pain and suffering well beyond the physical effects of the abuse. Even though some will never speak about what they survived, they live with profound emotional wounds that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Sexual abuse survivor advocates can help prevent sexual abuse and help victims to heal and move on from their trauma.
In a 1,000-1,500-word original essay, please share with us why preventing and finding justice for sexual abuse is specifically important to you. You can address the following questions in your essay:
- What do you think can be done to reduce or eliminate the risks of enduring sexual abuse?
- What can institutions that, in many instances, employ perpetrators do better?
- What can society do as a whole to eliminate these horrible crimes?
These questions are meant as guiding prompts, but please feel free to go beyond these points in your essay. We are looking forward to reading your insights on this topic.
What to Do After Completing Your Fight for Survivors Scholarship Essay
Once you complete your essay:
- Fill out the application form on this page.
- Upload a copy of your unofficial college or university transcript.
- Upload a copy of your scholarship essay.
- Submit proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college/ university/ graduate school (student ID; Letter of acceptance; etc.).
Scholarship Application Deadline
The deadline to apply for the Fight for Survivors Scholarship is June 15, 2023.
Please note that all applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
What Happens After You Receive the Scholarship Applications?
After the deadline, Fight for Survivors’ scholarship committee will review all submissions that it received before the June 15, 2023, deadline. Depending on the number of applications we receive, the decision process can take anywhere from one to three months.
For legal reasons, Fight for Survivors cannot accept phone calls, emails, or other communications about the scholarship. We also cannot answer any questions other than those submitted on this page. All the essential details about the Fight for Survivors Scholarship can be found above. We will contact you in case we need more information from you.
2023 is the first year we are offering our annual Fight for Survivors Scholarship, but future winners (maybe even you!) will be listed here. All winners will be interviewed for an announcement blog post and press release.
About Fight for Survivors
Fight for Survivors is a litigation firm that represents survivors of sexual abuse and serious personal injury.
We fight for our clients and are not afraid to take on high-profile individuals, companies, and institutions to fight for their recoveries and their futures. We use our resources to seek financial recovery for our clients. Two of our law firm’s founders have been honored among the Top 100 lawyers in California. We’ve also been recognized by other organizations for our work.
If you or someone you know is seeking representation for a case involving sexual abuse or serious personal injury, you will find an advocate in our firm. You do not have to go through these trials alone. Fight for Survivors cares and will stand by your side as you fight for the peace of mind and justice you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation.