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$2,000 Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship - EXPIRED

Are you a woman, age 35 or older? Are you currently in school or planning to return? Are you looking for assistance with tuition, books, or other expenses? The Jeannette Rankin Foundation offers $2,000 scholarships for women who meet their guidelines and complete the application process by the deadline. In 2008, JRF gave away scholarships to 86 deserving women.

In 1916 Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to be elected to the United States Congress. She was an advocate for women's rights and upon her death left a portion of her Georgia estate to assist mature, unemployed women. The foundation was charter in 1976 and awarded its first scholarship in the amount of $500 in 1978. Since then the Jeannette Rankin Foundation has grown. In 2008 86 scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,000 each.

How to apply:

  1. Go to
  2. Download the application here:
  3. Note the deadline has been extended to March 2, 2009. This means your application must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2009.
  4. You will need two written recommendations.

Qualifications (as taken from the JRF website):

  1. A woman, age 35 or older.
  2. A U.S. citizen.
  3. Enrolled in, or accepted to, an accredited school.
  4. Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree.
  5. Low-income according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Lower Living Standard (visit to see if you qualify).

Image courtesy of Jeannette Rankin Foundation.
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