JRF Virtual Graduation Ceremony | May 30, 2020 at 1 PM (EST)

Empowering Women Through Education

Support Women Breaking Free of Generational Poverty in their Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education

Looking for a Scholarship to Finish Your College Degree and Build a Better Life For Yourself and Your Family?


Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund (JRF) provides scholarships and support for low-income women ages thirty-five and older across the US to build better lives through post-secondary education.

More than $3 million in scholarships awarded by 2019! Growing from $500 awarded in 1978

More than 1,000 women assisted! Growing from 1 woman assisted in 1978

81.5% increase in average annual earnings from High School Diploma to Bachelor’s degree or higher

Our Vision

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund’s vision is to economically empower all women through post-secondary education.

Our Scholars 

87% of JRF Scholars either graduate or continue on towards completing their degrees

75% of JRF Scholars are single mothers, setting an example to their children to earn a college degree

55% of JRF Scholars report that without the JRF Scholarship, they would not be able to continue their education