Welcome to the Circle of Friends Impact Scholarship website. As you know, our organization has a deep and long commitment “to assist youth and young women survivors of violence, street life, and human trafficking in their efforts to pursue educational endeavors and acquire skills to become self-sufficient.” To that end, we are enthusiastic about our new initiative. Beginning this year, we will provide scholarships to women survivors who are looking to continue their education. Whether it is at a technical school, college, or university, our goal is to help survivors make that next important step into a better future.
Whether you are a survivor who wishes to apply for one of our scholarships or if you are thinking of attending college and want to have future access to resources, we hope you will find these pages helpful. We believe education is the portal for opportunities, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. Academic achievement promotes economic independence and is the key to changing not only the lives of these individuals, but also the communities in which we live, and beyond that, our world.
If you are reviewing these pages because you want to be a part of something that transforms lives, please, visit our website and make a contribution. At the heart of this initiative and all of our past programs, is the understanding that each life is important. With the painful rise of sex trafficking, we believe we can help these survivors to gain the education and skills to support themselves. That is our mission. Join us.
Whether you are a potential recipient or donor, we look forward to hearing from you.
Mary Lou Frank, Ph.D.
Circle of Friends: Celebrating Life, Inc.