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It’s That Time of Year! - Scholarship Deadline is Approaching!

JRF | Feb 15 2010 |

The time has come again! March 1st, 2010 marks the deadline for this year’s scholarship applications. JRF offers scholarship opportunities to low-income women ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens, who have been accepted to or enrolled in a regionally or ACICS accredited school, and who are pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree or a first bachelor’s degree. If you or someone you know is interested in this program, visit http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students to review scholarship qualifications and download an application. March 1st is our postmark deadline, meaning that all applications must be in the mail, not necessarily received by us, by this date.

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A Special Valentine’s Day - The Sunshine Lady Challenge 2010

JRF | Feb 10 2010 |

Laura Bierema and Mark Ebell were the hosts of a Valentine-themed party in their home last Saturday. The event was the kickoff of the $100,000 Sunshine Lady Challenge Grant, a fundraiser benefiting Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund.

The challenge was given by JRF supporter Doris Buffett of Sunshine Lady Foundation, who has offered to match $50,000 in new or increased donations $1:$1, for a total gift to JRF of $100k. Donors can see their contributions matched, helping JRF provide much-needed scholarships to low-income women 35 and older.

As past president of JRF, Bierema helped build the program to its current level of awarding 80 scholarships annually. She and Ebell plan to double their gift this year. The deadline for the challenge is June 30, 2010.

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