SCHOLARSHIPS


the need.

After observing a lack of scholarship opportunities available to survivors of trafficking, Free for Life created a unique program to assist with educational costs. This program is open to survivors around the world, and can be used for any educational or vocational program of the survivor’s choice!

The scholarship program works to build relationships with survivors of human trafficking, so that we can walk hand-in-hand with them as they achieve their educational or vocational dreams. Our scholarships build on survivors’ strengths: their resiliency and drive to overcome challenges. They were designed to be flexible, renewable and more meaningful than a simple financial gift.

our response. 

MEET OUR SURVIVOR RECIPIENTS

Esther

Esther

2018-2019 Recipient

Program: Funeral Science

Esther hopes to one day work as a mortician at a funeral home. After working in a funeral home for several years, Esther developed a passion for helping families through what can be one of the most difficult times in their lives. Through many obstacles, Esther has been able to maintain her hope and spirit while pursuing her dreams. 

Tiffani

Tiffani

2019 Recipient

Program: Behavior Analysis

Tiffani grew up in the foster care system and was trafficked at an early age. As a survivor of human trafficking and satanic ritualistic abuse, Tiffani has a deep understanding of the many difficulties facing at-risk youth and adults.These powerful life experiences inspired Tiffani to establish an organization called GloryB to fight human trafficking and satanic ritualistic abuse.

April

April

2019 Recipient

Program: Social Work

April is currently pursuing her degree in social work and is the first in her family to attend college. April is a survivor of trafficking, and her ultimate goal is to assist other survivors in finding their self-determination and power.
Crystal

Crystal

2019 Recipient

Program: Social Work

After many years of abuse and trauma, Crystal was saved from sex trafficking, but a long journey was still ahead of her. Through help from local organizations, finding faith and perseverance, Crystal was able to begin establishing her new life. Crystal aspires to obtain a masters in social work and business administration, so that she can help others in need, and maintain her nonprofit, Jesus in Disguise. 

Jai

Jai

2019 Recipient

Program: Social Work

Like many of our recipients, Jai was trafficked from an early age, and her journey to recovery and healing is still ongoing. Her experiences growing up in the foster care system inspired Jai to pursue a degree in social work. After she graduates, Jai plans to work as a social worker for foster youth, and teach them the life skills and tools she was not provided.

Amber

Amber

2019 Recipient

Program: Massage Therapy

After being rescued from human trafficking and undergoing brain surgery, Amber became interested in holistic healing. This interest motivated Amber to become a licensed massage therapist. Amber hopes to use her massage therapy license to better the lives of those in need, while breaking the cycle of poverty that her family has endured for generations. 

Chanel Dionne

Chanel Dionne

2019 Recipient

Program: Sociology

Chanel is pursuing a degree in sociology and mental health counseling. Despite the trauma of being a survivor of human trafficking, Chanel has always maintained a positive outlook on life, and a heart that desires to help others. After being saved from human trafficking, Chanel spent several years working on herself and her goals. Through her connection to other survivors, Chanel found her true calling: mentoring and counseling those in need

HOW TO APPLY

The eligibility requirements for survivors are:

 

  • Each survivor must have completed a rehabilitation program through a local shelter or nonprofit program.
  • Each survivor must have a passionate heart and personal desire to pursue education or vocational training
  • Each survivor must complete all necessary prerequisites to be accepted into their desired institution or program

Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but according to the following schedule:

  • DEADLINE FOR SPRING FUNDING: NOVEMBER 16TH AT 5:00 PM
  • DEADLINE FOR SUMMER FUNDING: MARCH 15TH AT 5:00 PM
  • DEADLINE FOR FALL FUNDING: JULY 12TH AT 5:00 PM

Any application sent after a listed deadline will be taken into consideration for the following term. Every application is reviewed by Free for Life’s committee and top applicants will be selected for interviews within a month of each deadline.

FREE FOR LIFE IN ACTION

BORDER MONITORING

Our cornerstone program is border monitoring between India and Nepal. At our station, trained staff members identify warning signs and intervene to rescue victims. 

OUTREACH & AWARENESS

Our goal is to create concerned citizens who can identify and appropriately respond to potential trafficking scenarios around them.

PREVENTION

We believe the only way to protect future generations from cycles of exploitation is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Free For Life International is fighting human trafficking around the world. We believe in freedom for all.