Madison College announced a new memorial scholarship fund that will assist domestic abuse survivors at a press conference at Madison College’s Goodman South Campus on Thursday afternoon.
The scholarship has been established in memory of Ismael Sanchez, a well-known advocate for those who had experienced domestic violence or sexual assault in the Madison area who helped abuse victims reclaim their journeys. Sanchez was also an advocate for the Latinx community in his personal and professional life.
“While the college’s work to develop and offer a network of services and supports in conjunction with important community resources, the truth is … more can be done,” Madison College President Dr. Jack Daniels said at the scholarship launch. “This scholarship addresses a very important piece of this work as finances are often a critical block to victims leaving their abusers and reclaiming their lives.”
The requirements to apply for the scholarship include being a survivor of domestic abuse/violence and being enrolled in 6 or more credits. Preference is given to women and/or LatinX students. To learn more about the scholarship, click here.