Transforming futures through education

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation empowers women age 35 and older to complete their college degrees and transform the next chapter of their lives.

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.

Jeannette Rankin

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.

Our impact

JRF Scholars build better futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

87 %

of JRF Scholars either graduate or continue their educational path toward achieving their degrees.

75 %

of JRF Scholars are single mothers, inspiring their children to pursue their own educational aspirations.

55 %

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