By Paul Schmitt
HELP of Door County is again working with a scholarship program that was founded by Warren Buffet’s sister, Doris Buffet in 2008. The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program(WISP) provides assistance to women who have left an abusive domestic relationship and are looking to further their education. HELP of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman says the scholarship recipients would also receive assistance for expenses that could be obstacles to furthering one’s education.
Since its inception, the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program has given out over $36.5 million in scholarships to more than 4,000 women across the United States. HELP of Door County had participated in the program until 2013 before renewing involvement this year, according to Vickman. You can find more information on WISP and other programs offered by HELP of Door County, with this story online.