Since 1976, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 700 women.
Education is one
of the best ways
out of poverty.
Women with bachelors
degrees earn up to double the salary of women without them.
Nearly half of JRF scholars are the first in their families to go
We help women end cycles of poverty, underemployment, and abuse, offering a brighter future to families and communities for generations to come.
“My enrollment in college was one of the proudest moments of my life. For the first time, I began to feel a strong sense of direction and purpose."
- Carla, JRF Scholar
The scholarships are in! Read more about the move to an online application and find out how many women applied for JRF scholarships this year.
Theresa has made a great impact as a volunteer for more than 15 years and she found a way to combine her love of pottery with her dedication to help low-income women build better lives through college completion – she launched a website to sell handcrafted lamps, with proceeds benefiting JRF scholars.Learn More
We provide scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older to build better lives through college completion.
94% of scholars responding to surveys have graduated or are still enrolled in their college programs.
750+ women have received scholarships
48.7% of scholars are the first member of their family to attend college.
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