Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

$2,000

March 18, 2020

Awards Available: 87

  • Scholarship Description
  • Each fall, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who have a vision of how a college education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities. The scholarships are open to students pursuing technical or vocational education, an associate's degree or a first bachelor's degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. JRF's low-income eligibility is based on the student's estimated household income for the coming school year. Our income guidelines come from the Department of Labor's Lower Living Standard. The figures, which can be found at the website, are updated each year by January 1st. Each applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Must be enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited the school. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 1 Huntington Road
  • #701
  • Athens, GA 30606
  • info@rankinfoundation.org
  • 706-208-1211

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Tiffany Roland  on 10/12/2019 4:25:07 PM

Yes, I did apply. I am a mother of 3. I work to better myself and plan on working on my degree in Health Information Management. It have been very hard. I should give this a chance to take the load off of me and apply.

Malissa Kerr  on 7/14/2019 3:39:57 PM

I plan to apply in November when the cycle opens again. I am currently enrolled to get my bachelor's degree. I am a mother of eleven and fifty-one years old. I am a certified Childbirth Educator and Doula seeking to serve women suffering PTSD from birth trauma. Finances have been very difficult because of my husband's past disability from car accident.

Gisman M  on 6/12/2019 7:04:56 PM

No I don't know if it's too late because I want to apply for it

Angela H  on 5/20/2019 8:38:11 PM

Yes I did apply I am a 50 year old single mother of a 12 year old and on disability, my daughter's father passed before she turned 2. I'm wanting to get back into the work force and show my daughter a better work ethnic. I am barely making ends meet more or less and want to make mine and my daughter's quality of life better. Thanks for giving me a chance for some help.

Casey S.  on 12/16/2018 5:19:02 PM

Hello I am a 44 year old woman that is enrolled in my local community college and really have no idea on even how to begin applying. I have no income except what I get from financial aid when I attend school. I am homeless and get help from friends. So if some could possibly contact me via email it would be greatly appreciated. My email is caseysegvia@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Alicia R  on 9/26/2018 12:48:13 PM

I'm ready to get my life started over again. I'm applying for the scholarship to help me complete my dream of helping other in the field of social work.

Ronmika spencer  on 5/17/2018 2:35:37 PM

I have applied for this scholarship, because I need help paying for my tuition, so I can finish my first bachelor degree in healthcare management which is a career that I will enjoy, because I am a people person and enjoy reaching out and helping others. I pray that they chose me, because I will be so thankful that they given me the opportunity to be successful within my career and for myself.

Neomi S.  on 5/14/2018 2:34:09 PM

I'm an abused spouse with 5 children living with me. I am 40 years old. I have been successful at taking some online coding courses. But now I want to step it up. Do you help with Coding Boot Camps?

Angie L  on 2/9/2018 3:59:51 PM

I am a business administration student second year looking for funding to help with my education.

Victoria C  on 1/18/2018 5:17:42 PM

I requested a scholarship application to be mailed to me. I am looking forward to applying for this opportunity. Thanks Victoria Cool

Adriona C  on 1/17/2018 9:24:22 PM

I'm applying for this scholarship,to presume my studies in the culinary arts. My mission and passion is to one day have my own cafe that will carter to everyone's eating life style even to those who have special needs diet.

Carmen G  on 1/28/2015 6:21:18 PM

I have applied to this scholarship in the hopes that it will assist me in paying for tuition. I desire training in Medical Billing/Coding.

vickie t  on 1/21/2015 7:31:39 AM

I applied for this scholarship because I want to continue my college education. I am 46 years old and I want to finish with my BA program where I left off and don't want to fall too far behind. I have already missed enough school because I have to somehow pay out of pocket which I can't afford right now. I have an 8 year old in school and I want to make a better living for her.

Becky J  on 12/14/2013 11:18:06 PM

Of course I applied for this scholarship because I meet all the criteria for qualifying. When I started this educational adventure I was displaced from domestic violence and living in a homeless shelter. That certainly was better than being a homeless throwaway teen whose last completed year of school was the 8th grade. This is why I'm pursuing a BA in sociology: To plan, develop, maintain, analyze and improve runaway homes for throwaway teens. Plus I have to have a bachelors in order to earn my masters degree.

Tammy C  on 10/5/2011 9:51:41 AM

Yes, I applied for the scholarship. The reason for applying, I am 45 years of age; returning back to school to major into another career due to my illness and being able to continue working in the workforce. I have one child at home, in high school and looking to make a difference in her life, as well as mind. I want to be that inspiration to my daughter/children that it doesn't matter the age, but what do matter is being determining to achieve in life as a provider of your home.

TONI P  on 2/11/2011 2:23:15 AM

I applied for this scholarship because I am in hot pursuit of my first BA degree in psychology. I will then go on, hopefully, to obtain my Master's and go into counseling full time with an emphasis on our military who should be home by then. Being disabled right now, I look forward to re-training and getting back into the workforce. With this scholarship I can continue my education without building more debt in the process. With my pursuing higher education, my children will pursue a higher education as well.

Donna J  on 9/1/2009 5:57:01 PM

Each fall, Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards $2000 scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who have a vision of how a college education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. The scholarships are open to students pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are available each November through February. During these months, applications can be downloaded from the Jeannette Rankin Foundation website at: http://www.rankinfoundation.org

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