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 a 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.
An applicant for a JRF scholarship must be:
-A woman, age 35 or older
-A U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
-Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree
-Enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school
JRF accepts the following accreditations:
-Middle States Commission on Higher Education
-New England Association of Schools and Colleges
-Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
-Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
-Western Association of Schools and Colleges
-Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.