Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship (ID 1354)
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- About the Foundation:
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, was an advocate of women’s rights. A bequest from Rankin’s estate provided the seed money for establishing Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund (JRF). Since 1978, JRF has been awarding scholarships to low-income adult women who have a vision of how a college education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities.
About the Scholarships:
The scholarships may be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare and other living expenses and will be disbursed over two school terms, starting in Fall 2013. Selection is competitive, which means that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship. In 2012, JRF awarded 37 new scholarships from 900 applications. The scholarships may be renewed and in 2012, 43 women received renewal scholarships.
- Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
- 1 Huntington Road #701
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- Which Students are Eligible?
Women, at least 35 years of age as of March 1, 2013, who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States, and fall under three different categorgies which is detailed out on the website and the application. The application is available on the website at: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/
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