3157 Gentilly Blvd., Suite 2005, New Orleans, LA 70122, US

(504) 872-3814 Toll Free: 1 (866) Bow-Inc4

B.O.W. for a new beginning! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

B.O.W. for a new beginning! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

B.O.W. for a new beginning! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.B.O.W. for a new beginning! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Avis' Legacy Scholarship

...my guardian angel


Applications for the 2020 scholarship open January 6, 2020. If you would like to be added to our mailing list in order to get notification of future scholarship deadlines, please email info@blessingourwomeninc.org.

Award: The scholarship is $500 and each year the number of scholarships will be determined by March of that year. Each awardee will also be given the opportunity to attend our Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon as an Honoree.

Blessing Our Women, Inc. (B.O.W. Inc.) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that recognizes and honors our angels who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Our heart goes out 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.

Since 2015, we have been around:

  • Conducting educational annual luncheons about domestic violence awareness
  • Encouraging others to speak out
  • Sharing our stories
  • Ensuring every survivor that “They are not alone”

Requirements for the Scholarship:

Applicants must be an undergraduate student or prospective student entering college/university by Fall Semester, have been personally affected by domestic violence, volunteer experience with domestic violence, and holding a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Students will be required to submit by midnight Saturday, April 25, 2020:

  • Application
  • A 2-page type-written personal statement of 
    • Page 1: How domestic violence impacted your education
    • Page 2: how this scholarship will impact your future
  • 2 professional letters of recommendation
  • Community Service Verification (60 hours at a Domestic Violence Center)
  • Official transcripts 
    • High School Seniors submit transcript
    • College Students submit most recent transcript
    • New Students w/o transcript available please submit a short story why you are unable to submit transcript

Applicants must submit the required documents via mail to: Blessing Our Women, Inc., 3157 Gentilly Blvd. Suite 2005, New Orleans, La 70122. Failure to submit all documents will disqualify you from further consideration.

The student must submit proof of enrollment in a college/university before the award is made. Notification of award will be completed between June 21st & 30th, 2020. 



Avis Wells Scholarship (pdf)


Scholarship Application (pdf)