Sunshine Lady Programs

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. (WISP, Inc.)

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. began as a program of The Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF) in 1999 and for 8 years provided scholarships to women survivors of intimate partner abuse who were changing their lives through education. In December 2007, Sunshine Lady Founder and President, Doris Buffett announced her intention to endow WISP as its own entity. On July 1, 2008 WISP, Inc. emerged as the Sunshine lady’s “sister” organization with a mission to enhance efforts to end domestic violence by offering access to higher education. Since its inception in 1999 the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program has awarded more than $16 million in scholarships to some 2,000 women across the United States.

The WISP scholarship opportunity is available nationally through local domestic violence agencies to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing an education designed to provide economic independence for themselves and their children.

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program