The purpose of the Sun Gate Foundation scholarship is to provide tuition and/or necessary books, supplies or other educational related expenses to obtain a diploma, certificate or degree.

Become a Sun Gate scholar

If you are interested in becoming a Sun Gate scholar please review our eligibility, application, selection process and award sections below.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at


Eligibility for a Sun Gate Foundation scholarship is predicated on the applicant’s participation and/or completion of a recognized non-profit, government or private program designed to assist survivors of human trafficking in their recovery.


Please email to obtain an application. In addition to filling out an application, survivors are required to:

  • Write an essay not to exceed 500 words that outlines
    • Trafficking experience
    • Importance of education
    • Financial need
  • Provide two letters of recommendations: one from the participating organization’s case manager and one from another official within that program on letter head
  • Transcript – if not applicable, please submit a letter explaining why a transcript is not applicable.
  • Acceptance letter into college/university, vocational program, high school, etc.

Selection Process

Selection for a Sun Gate Foundation scholarship is based on funding availability, previous SGF scholarship award, and scholastic standing (if you are not a first time applicant). Once an application is completed and accepted, the final decision will be made by Sun Gate Foundation’s Board of Directors/Scholarship Committee. Applicants will be notified of final decision by the case manager listed on the application or the SGF Scholarship Committee.


Awards for the Sun Gate Scholarship will be paid directly to the school or program on behalf of the scholar.

Available Scholarships

  • Tuition
  • Textbooks

We are underway in providing scholarships opportunities for:

  • Childcare
  • Pre-graduate Exams
  • Certificate Programs
  • Technical/vocational School
  • Housing for School
  • Transportation
  • School Supplies
  • College Tours


If you are interested in funding a Sun Gate scholar please contact our Chief Executive Officer Shamere Mckenzie at