5 children die every day as a result of child abuse.
It is shocking and tragic that people could harm children, and yet it happens daily. While there are services out there to help children in need, these services aren’t as extensive as they could be. The Forever Sisters - Olivia Jansen Memorial Scholarship exists to honor the memory of Olivia Jansen, a three-year-old victim of child abuse. This scholarship strives to bring awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The purpose is to support students looking to pursue a career that will remove children in harmful environments and assist them in getting the necessary services they need and deserve.
Students are eligible to apply if they are going into a field that will help abused children. Examples of these careers include social work, foster care/adoption, law enforcement, CPS, child abuse pediatrics, etc. In your application, write an essay about how you plan to use your career to advocate for children who have suffered abuse.