Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

There is a tremendous gap in educational support services available to survivors of human trafficking. Many survivors don’t have an opportunity to pursue college; and if they qualify, they don’t necessarily have the resources to pay for school.

And yet education can transform a life. You learn how to express your thoughts or make persuasive arguments. You develop a skill to help you land a job. You engage your mind to solve problems. You grow as an individual to appreciate the world around us. Education can make all the difference.

For this reason, we launched the Children’s Voice Scholarship Program which offers educational scholarship awards to survivors of trafficking and helps support them in pursuing their educational goals.

To be eligible for the CVI Scholarship Program, individuals must meet all three of the following criteria:

  1. Individual must be nominated by a CVI board member (directly or indirectly via a sponsoring third-party non-profit approved by the Board of Directors);
  2. Individual is admitted into an accredited education program; and,
  3. Individual has experienced a form of trafficking as a child.

Nominated individuals must complete an application, write two essays, and complete an interview. The Board of Directors votes annually on scholarships. Recipients can maintain scholarship awards each year provided they maintain minimum grade point average and provide a written report each year documenting their educational goals and progress.

To nominate an individual or to fund scholarships for survivors or human trafficking, please click here.