Technology and Social Media Safety

Safety Net Project: This nonprofit develops resources and information on the use of technology for agencies and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. They also provide tip sheets for dealing with the diverse forms of technology abuse and stalking. 

VAWNet: This program of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is a library of information on technology and domestic violence, providing links to current research, news articles and first-hand accounts of this modern age of domestic violence.

National Network to End Domestic Violence: NNEDV's site has current information on Abuse, Technology and the Law, including how to include technology abuse in criminal and civil court cases.

Articles for more information on Technology Abuse and Safety:

Scholarships for Family Violence Survivors

The Arellano Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Arizona State University offers the Arellano Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence. Both Arizona resident and Non-Arizona residents with 3.00 GPA are eligible to apply.

Course: Multiple courses, including online

Award: Varies

Eligibility: Incoming freshman, incoming transfer (undergraduate), freshman, sophomore, junior, senior

Deadline: Varies

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Break the Silence Against DV Scholarships

Open to all incoming and current college students currently pursuing their education: Master’s Programs, Undergrad, and Vocational/Trade School.

Requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA, personally affected by domestic violence, volunteer experience with domestic violence organization(s) (optional), personal statement, essay: “How can students combat domestic violence?” 

Deadline: July 1st

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Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides funding for low-income women who have been the victims of domestic abuse. The applicants must be at least 35 or older and pursuing either an associate or bachelor’s degree. Each recipient of this scholarship must be a citizen of the United States and display good leader qualities. Recipients are selected according to the applicant’s financial needs, future career goals, leadership skills, and personal challenges in which they must overcome.   

Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: March 1st 

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The Live Your Dreams Scholarship

The Soroptimist Organization's Live your Dreams Scholarship is for a female head of household that is enrolled or accepted in vocational/skills training or undergraduate program. Both U.S. and International citizens can apply. Most regions grant additional $3,000 awards. The first-place recipients then become eligible for one of three $10,000 finalist awards. There is also a local Soroptimist Scholarship opportunity. Contact the Soroptimists of Kent and Queen Anne's County for more information.

Deadline: November

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Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Women And Children

 Every year, five scholarships of up to $5,000 each are awarded to low-income, abused and battered mothers who have chosen to take control of their lives and better themselves through education. Recipients of this scholarship may use the funds for tuition and expenses towards a college or technical school of their choosing.

Deadline: August 1st each year

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