Marjorie Saunders Magruder Scholarship Fund Marjorie Saunders Magruder Marjorie Saunders Magruder was born in 1920 in Wray Colorado. Growing up in the shadow of the Great Depression she was fiercely independent and self-reliant. She attended Cottey College in Missouri, but her college career was cut short by her father’s death. When World War II broke…

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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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Deadline Does my application have to be submitted online by February 26th, 2021? 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 26th, 2021. Schools Am I eligible to apply if I am a U.S.…

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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. – The Atlanta branch of Battelle, an Ohio based nonprofit research company, awarded a $20,000 grant to Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships and support to eight low-income women 35 and older.   The women will each receive $2,000 scholarships to support them toward their technical and undergraduate programs. These awards…

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Search Posts Donor Education Event Feminism For Scholars From The Team Georgia Jeannette Rankin Racial Justice Scholarship Uncategorized Meet BOD member – Valerie By Mandy Gillis | Feb 18, 2021 It’s #BlackHistoryMonth! Join us in celebrating the incredible black women who make JRF so amazing. Meet Valerie Bell! Val is a member of the JRF…

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It’s #BlackHistoryMonth! Join us in celebrating the incredible black women who make JRF so amazing. Meet Valerie Bell! Val is a member of the JRF Board of Directors. She is the executive director of the Athens Regional Library System, which covers five Northeast Georgia counties with 11 library branches. Valerie previously served as Assistant Director…

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Reita Rivers Reita was Jeannette Rankin’s personal assistant at the time of Jeannette’s death. She knew about the bequest Jeannette had left to help “mature, unemployed women workers.” Her relationship with Jeannette Rankin was the impetus for the gathering of five founders of the Foundation. Reita continued her career at UGA serving as Assistant to…

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