Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship

August 1, 2024
Awards Available: 5

Scholarship Description

The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Mink's most ardent commitments: educational access, opportunity, and equity for low-income women, especially mothers; and educational enrichment for children.


  • Must be a woman, at least 17 years of age.
  • Must be a mother, with minor children.
  • Must be pursuing a first degree at a postsecondary level of education (eg, vocational, associate's, bachelor's, master’s, doctoral) and degree program Must add to level of education already completed (ex: bachelor's after associate's, or advanced degree after a bachelor's).
  • Must be pursuing a degree/credential at an institution that does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, lgbtq+ status/identity, race/ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status.
  • Must be enrolled full time for the coming academic year in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program in the U.S.. College Navigator is a great look-up resource to find out if your institution meets that criteria
  • Must be low-income (all annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $25,000 for a family of 3; less than $30,000 for a family of 4).

The Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Awardees are notified by phone or email in late fall. Scholarship Search