Safe Port Initiative

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Poverty

Discipline. Self esteem. Knowledge. Empowerment. These are the qualities that lead to true freedom from the cycle of abuse and poverty that often makes victims vulnerable to human trafficking. These are the qualities instilled by higher education. When you support the Safe Port Scholarship Program, you are not only giving the gift of true freedom to one survivor. You are paving the path to freedom for generations to come.

scholarships For Survivors

Safe Port Scholarships for Survivors are donor-driven academic grants that cover the full cost of an associate's degree at a public two-year college.

Scholarships are available on a first-come, first served basis to any survivor of persecution, human trafficking, or other human rights violation  who is accepted to a program of study at any regionally accredited public two-year college in the United States, or its international equivalent. Funds for tuition and fees are disbursed directly to the college at which the student matriculates, and funds for books are paid directly to book vendors.

Scholarship recipients are required to maintain at least a C average and are expected to participate in volunteer activities at least 8 hours per month. Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, fees and books for a traditional 60-credit Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, or the international equivalent. Scholarships are funded entirely through the generosity of our donors.

To learn more about Scholarships for Survivors, please e-mail us at

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Safe Port Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.