Since 1976, Jeanette 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.
Nadja is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in order to become a chemical dependency counselor. As a single mother, Nadja says the JRF scholarship has been a huge relief to her financial burden.Learn More
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Longtime JRF supporter Joyce Waller was recently honored with the Shelby J. Lacy Community Pillar Award! Read more about Joyce's commitment to community here.Learn More
We provide scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older to build better lives through college completion.
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95.7% of scholars responding to surveys have graduated or are still enrolled in their college programs.
700+ women have received scholarships
48.7% of scholars are the first member of their family to attend college.
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