Angel Scholarship

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Break the Silence against Domestic Violence recognizes and honors our angels who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Our heart goes to every family devastated by this tragedy. As a part of our mission we remember our angels through our memorial scholarship fund. Each of our scholarships are uniquely named after one of our angels.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.Aug. 21, 2019 — Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence‘s 2019 Angel Fund made the biggest impact yet. Bereaved families across the nation partnered with BTSADV this July to help raise $22,200 to be awarded to survivors of domestic violence this fall.

“We’ve had so much immense growth,” Kristen Faith, BTSADV Founder said. Nearly 100% of proceeds raised in this year’s fund are going back to scholarship recipients. The organization focused on providing more financial support to assisting survivors reach their academic goals. Kohl’s Department Store donated close to $40,000 to BTSADV earlier this year, which was used to support programs and operations.

“Our biggest hope is to show families that we are here to go the distance to remember their loved ones,” Kristen said. Since 2015, BTSADV has awarded $63,950 in the names of fallen victims of domestic violence, providing funding to students affected by domestic violence while also spreading awareness by sharing their stories.

Twenty-seven scholarships will be granted to students this year. “Over 100 students applied, this is more than ever before,” Kristen said, adding that the scholarship program is a great resource for survivors to empower themselves with higher education.

Scholarship Requirements:


Minimum 2.0 GPA, personally affected by domestic violence, volunteer experience with domestic violence organization(s).

Applicants must submit one single file with the following:

Page 1: Personal Statement of how domestic violence impacted your education

Page 2: How will this scholarship impact your future?

Page 3: 1 professional letter of recommendation

Page 4: Most recent transcript (High School Seniors submit transcript, College/MA/Vocational/Trade Students submit most recent transcript, new students without transcript available please include a short statement why you are unable to submit transcript).

NOTE: Failure to submit all documents will disqualify you from further consideration.

Application Closed for 2019


2020 Applications will be available January 2, 2020.

2019 Scholarship Recipients:

    1. KayLa AllenCapella University$2,200 Angels Will Soar Scholarship
    2. AlexisUSC$2,000 Ashleigh Lindsey & Patience’s Heart Scholarship
    3. Tianna McNeil-WhiteNew Mexico State University$2,000 Jennifer & Kelsie’s Light Scholarship
    4. AngelicaUniversity of California San Diego$1,000 Audrey Prosper’s Presidential Scholarship
    5. Courtney McMullenUniversity of Southern Mississippi$1,000 Tawnee’s Legacy Scholarship
    6. CatherineWashington University$1,000 Cheryl and Roland Legacy Scholarship
    7. Hailey, Stockton University, $1,000 Rachel’s Legacy
    8. CindyPennsylvania College of Technology$1,000 Nova and Ava Legacy Scholarship
    9. KellyBastyr University$1,000 Iveliss Voice Scholarship
    10. KillianUniversity of Vermont$1,000 Sacha’s Legacy Scholarship
    11. Cathy GreenMetropolitan State University$1,000 Melissa’s Legacy Scholarship
    12. Sunny LimUniversity of Chicago$1,000 Brandi’s Legacy Scholarship
    13. AndrayaIdaho State University$1,000 Sunny’s Light Scholarship
    14. Marina$1,000 Melissa Williams Legacy Scholarship
    15. QuinnFlorida State University$1,000 Alicia’s Legacy Scholarship
    16. HannahOhio University$1,000 Tara’s Legacy Scholarship
    17. Samantha SanchezEastern Washington University$500 Tracie’s Legacy Scholarship
    18. Sara, Syracuse University, $250 Audrey’s Legacy Scholarship
    19. Raqshan KhanSan Francisco State University$250 Amaya’s Legacy Scholarship
    20. CheyunSanta Clara University$250 Cotoya’s Legacy Scholarship
    21. TaylorDillard University$250 Fatima’s Legacy Scholarship
    22. Cathleen, School of Art Institute, $250 Mandi’s Legacy Scholarship
    23. JenniferSalem College$250 Alexandra’s Light Scholarship
    24. SamanthaUniversity of Pennsylvania$250 Danae’s Legacy Scholarship
    25. Marisa, Cyprus Institute of Science and Humanities, $250 Diamond’s Legacy Scholarship
    26. Sean, Northern Kentucky University$250 BTSADV Scholarship
    27. Alycia, UC Riverside, $250 Livi’s Legacy Scholarship