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. – 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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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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Gail Dendy “Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to the United States Congress. Our Foundation honors her legacy by contributing to the higher education of so many women who until we got rolling were largely overlooked when it came to financial assistance for their studies. If you could hear their reactions to receiving a…

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