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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund


February 28, 2021

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  • 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. Each applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants 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.
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  • Scholarship Committee
  • 1 Huntington Road
  • #701
  • Athens, GA 30606
  • 706-208-1211

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Misty M  on 10/2/2020 3:11:42 PM

THIS scholarship would be wonderful i am at the end of my financial aid and I am almost done with my masters. I AM 38 years old I was a single mother in my 20s. I did not know what I wanted to do only that I wanted to work with people. I finally figured out I want to major is psychology and counseling. For sexual assault and human trafficking victims. I feel that if they could get the help after then less would go back. This is something This is very important to me and being able to help people deal with there feelings about what happened to them is the best away I feel I would be the most help.

Sheraka H  on 9/30/2020 7:56:56 AM

I would grateful to recieve this scholarship. I am 41 year old women hoping to finishing my bachelors degree in Applied Behavioral Science. I'm so close to finishing my degree with only 4 classes left. I'm a single parent of 4 and receiving scholarships is my only way that I can finish that goal. I feel that my this degree will allow me to better assist with helping the communities and the children that I work with.

Renarta B  on 9/28/2020 4:15:46 PM

I applied for this scholarship because of financial situation/ hardship. This one fits me perfect for completing my education. I would be more than grateful to get this scholarship.When looking for scholarship its so hard at time to get the right fit. But once again this one was perfect. All I'm trying to do is get through school and become a productive worker in my field. Hopefully be in a position to give back to someone like me in need one day. thanks

Tamara D  on 9/28/2020 10:48:01 AM

I would be completely overjoyed to win this scholarship. I at 39 years old and would love the opportunity to live my dream. I miss the chance 20 years ago. To be a traveling Medical technician would marry my love of travel with my ministry of helping others. This is my true purpose in life. This is the path i am suppose to be on and I cannot wait to get started

Mary M  on 9/26/2020 2:52:01 PM

I am a 50 year old woman attending full time classes. I have been living with and helping to take care of my mother for the past several years. She got very sick last month and was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer throughout her body. She came home for hospice care and passed away 4 days later. I am currently attending school, looking for a job and trying to get everything organized in regards to her passing away and have a real fear that I will be homeless soon. I will be applying for this scholarship when it opens.

Linda G  on 9/26/2020 10:58:50 AM

I would be so grateful for the opportunity of this scholarship. I'm a single mother age 35. The help while trying to complete my education truly would mean so much!

Marisol H  on 9/22/2020 2:57:02 PM

I would love to further my education as well my career in law enforcement. I am 41yrs old, single parent, full time police officer, with 2-3jobs at a time, and part time student at TTU. I don't received any financial help or government assistance whatsoever. I'm motivated and eager to better myself to provide for my family. I would love to have 1 job and not work 60+ hours a week. I'm only 38hrs away of receiving my bachelors degree. Due to my financial funds I can only take 1 class per semester therefor it will take me a little over 4yrs to finish. That's all I can afford and yet still sacrificing a lot just to take one class at a time. With a scholarship I can take more than one class and finish my degree in a year. If I win this scholarship it will be greatly appreciated from the bottom of heart.

Brenna A  on 9/21/2020 9:08:18 PM

I would love to apply for this scholarship. I am enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University for my BS in Accounting Finance. I am currently a stay-at-home-mom with 3 autistic teens. I would love to start a career in field to help my family. My children will need my support for the foreseeable future with their disabilities. Good luck to other moms as well for the scholarship.

Elizabeth Ij  on 9/17/2020 7:15:50 PM

I just applied to this Scholarship and I would be happy if I get it. I am 51 years old and i decided to go back to school to get my bachelors degree in Business Administration. I am a mother with 3 boys and 1 girl. I had to work to long hours to be able to provide for my family and I had to make sure my children get all the support I could give them. My children are now in the middle school and high school and I have decided to go back to school. I have paid out of pocket and it is very expensive. Getting the scholarship help me enroll for more classes. I believe in women empowerment. I am a woman leader at my church and I organized programs that empower women and also help out with women shelter and elderly homes.

tashlyn j  on 9/15/2020 1:15:01 PM

I would be happy if I got this scholarship, I am a 45 year old woman who has gone back to school to obtain my bachelors degree in human service i am working on becoming a certified alcohol and drug counselor in order to help make a difference in the lives of individuals who suffer from substance and alcohol abuse, my targeted clients would be women. I believe women can be a strong tower in their families and their communities once they are able to live a healthy, sober life from substances and alcohol.

Patricia K  on 9/12/2020 8:22:16 AM

I try to apply to all scholarships to help pay for my current classes at Potsdam State university for my bachelors in Community Health degree. I’m unemployed and currently can not work, winning a scholarship will keep my need for student loans to a bare minimum or non existent. Completing my studies will afford me the opportunity to help people and communities to find solutions to disease control in minority communities as well as giving them the tools to keep their communities safe.

Olena J  on 9/9/2020 7:44:05 AM

I'd be happy to get the scholarship to become a successful women, build my career as a nurse, and start helping people. I'm 29, mom of 3 kids(3,6,8 age) go back to school to make my dream come true.

Leah O  on 8/25/2020 1:16:42 PM

I will apply as soon as it opens. I am a single mother of a toddler and in need for financial help for my "out of pocket" tuition expense. Federal loans and grants didn't cover my tuition for my BSN program. I want to be nurse so I can help others especially during this pandemic.

Kristy A  on 8/20/2020 10:19:05 AM

I am attempting to return to "CLASS" after being laid off from a job of 15 years. WOW !! have things changed. Thru COVID this has been a challenging experience, with everything attempting to be virtual and deadlines for paperwork to offices that are closed, workers working from home things are quite frustrating. I would like to attend a community college to finish the AAS Management Degree that I started “back in the day”. I was a working widow, tending to my children as priority and as always, I come last in line. Having a reassurance that I can attempt to maintain my present responsibilities, would give me a “peace of mind”.

Ginger F  on 8/13/2020 9:42:56 PM

Yes I did! I am a mother of 3 girls and I am 42 years old. I am looking to retire out from corrections early to pursue starting my own business in Graphic Design Textiles. I want to be able to be there for my girls when the enter middle school and not be working shift work.

Chanel H  on 8/12/2020 3:28:19 PM

I would love to win a scholarship it would mean so much to me and took so much to my kids because they have seen their mother battle at her worse and they also know that I'm not want to give up without winning just for me so much for me and my children because all I want to do is succeed in law school and make a perfect future or better yet a better future for my family!!

Melissa P  on 8/10/2020 6:03:53 PM

I have waited for my children to get a little older to finish my bachelor's degree in Culinary Management. I am not able to support myself or my children if something were to happen to my husband. I want to be an example to my children that through hard work and an education lays the foundation to your own sucess.

Atina M.  on 8/5/2020 9:54:54 PM

I plan on applying for this scholarship because it is a step closer to breaking the generational curse of staying in a social and economic deprived state with my daughter. My immediate family name is known to the welfare system and this stops with my child. No longer will I accept staying on the same course that my grandmother and mother have done. I really need this scholarship to end this hamster wheel cycle. I am a thirty seven year old single mother of one who is fed up with not having better opportunity because I don't the necessary education to qualify for a job.

Natalie J  on 7/30/2020 5:25:49 PM

I have the opportunity to go back to school after many years. My end goal is to become a Dietitian/Nutritionist, so I'm attending a two year college to gain my Associates Degree, then will transfer to a four year college for my Bachelors and Masters. My passion is to see people learn new coping skills and become healthy for themselves and family. I am taking this step because my husband and I have have had life experiences that have propelled us into healthy living. He had a heart attack in Dec. 2018 and I am a type 2 diabetic. Currently, I am a Connections Pastor at my church and also help people with nutritional questions. Throughout the years, I have learned so much on my own and now I'm seeking to be able to help people on a professional level. Thank you for your consideration! ~ Natalie Jones

Stephanie H  on 7/30/2020 3:04:07 AM

I will be applying for it because: I am 43 yrs old single mom with a GPA of 3.8. I needed the scholarship to help pay for school. I am almost done ( 1-class left / Physiology) with all of my prerequisites and will be applying for the Nursing Program. This is a big help for me and kids. Thank you.

Sheila R  on 7/27/2020 11:24:24 AM

Hello, My name is Sheila Rivera. I am a mother to two beautiful children. I am attending the University of Phoenix online classes and trying to make ends meet. There have been a lot of obstacle in my way! but i will get through this an achieve my goal by receiving a degree. Im trying to be the best mom and setting a great example to them. Thank you, Sheila

Kimberly W  on 7/18/2020 11:58:58 AM

I plan to apply in November when it open again.I am a single mom of 3 whose on disability and wants to get a better education so i can get a job.I never believed i was able to go back to school that I was not smart enough or i would just be wasting my time .My kids are my inspiration they believe in me thats enough

Michelle A  on 7/12/2020 7:27:14 PM

I am applying to help pay for tuition, books, medical malpractice insurance, and other student fees. I am a mother of 3 trying to beat my oldest child out of college and to finish before my younger 2, freshman and sophomore, enter school.

Jennifer D  on 7/10/2020 5:58:35 AM

Yes I did apply. I am a single mom of thee amazing children 15, 13 & 10. My ten year old son has type one diabetes and college is approaching faster than I ever thought for them. I had earned my EEC certification and Liberal Arts degree at a community college before moving on to continue with a double major in Elementary Education and Sociology. I had just one semester left of Sociology before getting pregnant, unplanned. So I took a semester off which, here I am now after having been a stay at home mom for ten years, then a messy divorce. It has always been on my mind, wanting so badly to finish, but not only no time, but not enough money, so I never got around to finishing. I was also nervous, wanting to be able to put my all into it and not chance ruining my six year 3.8 average and an award I recieved from the Massachusetts Sociology department! NOW especially, more than ever, having been through some extremely difficult times and having worked with HAWC, I would be ever so grateful to complete my degree and start with some social work. Helping women and children going through what I have. Not only do I have the knowledge I have learned and carried since college, but now I personally understand on a deeper level. It would just be such a rewarding field for me. I haven't been and I know I won't be happy doing anything else.

Kirstin H  on 6/22/2020 2:35:04 PM

I am interested in applying for this scholarship. I hope to be considered. I have a financial Need

Nicole G  on 6/20/2020 4:03:15 PM

I did apply. I’m divorced after 26 years, trying to improve my financial situation by going back to college. Working towards a bachelors in Respiratory Therapy.

Keirsa N  on 6/14/2020 9:54:37 AM

Yes I did apply. Needing assistance so I can finish my degree program.

Emelyn K  on 6/13/2020 9:35:57 PM

I am a mother of two, and I know I am not getting any younger, but I want to prove that education does not pick an age. I worked as a Nursing Assistant in a Home Care Facility that specializes in memory care. But then I realized that I wanted to do more, so I decided to go back and finish college. So, in the Spring of 2019 was my first semester at college, and Spring of 2020 is my third semester. I know that this is my last chance to finish my degree and make sure to get a straight 4.0 GPA is one of my goals. I believe that education is very important and is fundamental. Now my new goal is to finish my degree and be proud of myself. To dream is free and I believe that it will help me achieve my goal to be one of the best students on the campus.

Dayna M  on 6/3/2020 9:07:54 AM

Hi, I am 44 years old and working toward a Masters in Psychology. I did not realize before college that disability support was available to me. I qualified for disability support and my counselor and the team at OTC has inspired me so much that I decided I want to be a Disability Support Counselor and help others in the same way they have helped me. I am on disability, have received an Associate's Degree, and hope to receive a Master's Degree to obtain my goal. That being said, is confusing to me. I'm not sure if I have applied for this scholarship or not. I have tried to "apply now" and it seems I am being directed to other schools. I am not quite sure how this works. Thank you for this opportunity to help others in their quest to be the version of themselves they aspire to be.

Sara B  on 4/28/2020 2:00:35 PM

Hello. I am applying because I will be starting the Pharmacy Technician course at Sullivan University. I have a bachelor's degree already in Healthcare management. However, I do not have the 2 years of hands on experience every position is requiring. I am enrolling back into school to not only gain the experience through the internship but to also better my families lives. I and 37 years young, and have a 15 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. My husband is disabled. I have struggled the last 2 years trying to put my degree to use, but to no avail. I know this scholarship would help with paying for my schooling. Thank you.

Stephanie D  on 4/27/2020 1:25:14 PM

I want to apply, unfortunately, the statement says I can not till November. I am finishing up my first year in college with a 4.0 GPA. I have been in addiction for 19 years, I am a 36 years old woman, and have been sober for nearly 3 years. I have found my calling and passion for helping others in this service. To help another addict and alcoholic. I feel my experience of losing my child through addiction and, living homeless will help me allow me to reach other addicts that are fighting the exact same battles. That life is possible, hope is planted. Today, I have a life with my daughter. I can definitely advance with financial help. Life has been a struggle with the COVID-19, not being able to work and to access resources.

Georgia McDonald  on 1/30/2020 6:57:11 PM

Applying to enter the Health Care Administrative world and exit from Retail Management. Im 48 years old and taking care of my daughter whose 8 and mother 74. This online course would get me into the door of a more stable hourly work week plus giving me more time with my family instead of continuing retail hours. Thank you in advance,

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 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:


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