Investing in students with limited means and unlimited potential
Scholar Grant Application Period: OPEN
Inspired by our namesake, the first U.S. Congresswoman, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation (JRF) awards grants to applicants who are working toward their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree, identify as women/nonbinary, are 35 and older, and demonstrate financial need — from all states and backgrounds.
changed our country forever …
As the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress and a lifelong advocate of women’s rights, Jeannette Rankin changed our country forever and laid the groundwork for the Jeannette Rankin Foundation.
JRF Scholars build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities.
of JRF Scholars either graduate or continue their educational path toward achieving their degrees.
of JRF Scholars are single mothers, inspiring their children to pursue their own educational aspirations.
of JRF Scholars report that without the JRF Scholar Grant, they would be unable to continue their education.
Meet JRF Scholars
“The Jeannette Rankin Foundation believed in me and reminded me that no matter your age or lot in life, achieving long-sought dreams is possible. The Scholar Grant supported my dream to complete my college degree and provide a bright future for my children. Now, I am honored to work with other women as they pursue their own educational goals. “
LaTrena Artist, JRF Scholar Grant Program Director and JRF Alum
BS, University of Georgia
Thank you to our supporters
"Now, into its fourth decade, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation has helped more than a thousand women with the same level of desire and determination displayed by its founders."
"It is very important for women to have a voice and bring different values to a world that is out of balance in so many ways. I want empowered lives for all women, and education is the one thing that really brings this about."