Endowed Scholarships For millions of women, education is the only resource against poverty. This especially true for those who haven’t had the financial capability to pursue a college education, or the encouragement to take a new direction on the road that leads to financial self-sufficiency. We are indebted to Jeannette Rankin who bequeathed part of her…

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Frequently Asked Questions Deadline Does my application have to be submitted online by February 27th, 2020? Yes. Your entire application, including the application form, personal statement, recommendation letters, acceptance letter and/or transcript, and electronic signature, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 27th, 2020. Schools Am I eligible to apply if I…

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Athens, Ga. – Mundito Foundation, an Atlanta-based private nonprofit foundation, is awarding a $30,000 grant to Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships and support to fifteen women 35 and older who have low incomes. The women will receive $2,000 each in scholarships toward their technical and undergraduate programs.   “Life doesn’t always turn…

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Athens, Ga. – Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund was recognized for excellence with the 2014 National Scholarship Provider of the Year Award. April Greene, Program Manager for the Rankin Fund, received the award in Pittsburgh at the annual National Scholarship Providers Association conference.   According to the NSPA website, “This prestigious award recognizes scholarship providers who…

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Athens, Ga. – HBO TV host John Oliver prompted a spike in gifts to Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund on his show “Last Week Tonight.”   Viewers from across America have responded to John Oliver’s call to support women’s scholarships programs not contingent on women being contestants in beauty pageants. Jeannette Rankin Fund serves low-income…

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JRF Virtual Graduation Join us for JRF’s Virtual Graduation on May 30, 2020 at 1 PM (EST) Join us as we celebrate our incredible Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020, Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Fund Graduates! These Scholars have worked so hard to get where they are today and we cannot wait to celebrate them.…

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Mabel Davison (given by Ralph and Nancy Davison) Mabel Davison was born Mabel Donaho in 1909 near Floresville, Texas. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1928 and began her career, following the profession of her mother…

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Cindy Short (given by Gail Cowie) Cindy Short was deeply committed to work that informed and empowered women, individually and collectively, as a means of progressive social change. In all of her activities, she encouraged the people with whom she worked with to reach beyond their limits and set high goals. Cindy died unexpectedly on…

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