Celebrating Jeannette

Happy #SuffrageSaturday! This month we are celebrating the life of Jeannette Rankin, in conjunction with her birthday on June 11. She was born in Missoula County, Montana and received her education from University of Montana and University of Washington. As a long time activist for women’s suffrage and children’s education, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman…

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Meet Marnagee!

Marnagee is the Development Intern for the Spring 2021 semester. She graduated Summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Public Affairs certificate. Marnagee is currently in UGA’s Master of Public Administration program and is expected to graduate in May 2022. Her master’s degree prepares students…

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Meet Cat!

I’m Cat and I love people! I’m my best person when I’m helping others. I grew up in a low-income household as the youngest of nine children. I was pulled out of school at the age of twelve and didn’t return to school until I was in my 30’s. I’m a single mother of three…

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Meet Riley!

My name is Riley Grube, and I am a junior at the University of Georgia! I am majoring in political science with a minor in international affairs. I started working at JRF this summer as a development associate, and I have loved it so far! I really appreciate how kind and welcoming everyone at JRF…

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Meet Ty!

My name is Tylanna! I joined the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund team in January 2018 as an intern. My passion for learning and helping others along with my major in Women’s Studies led me to join . As the Program and Development Associate, I have been working closely with the scholarship program and our Scholars to…

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Celebrating 100 Years of First Woman in Congress

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin becoming the first woman to hold a seat in Congress. On April 2, 1917, Jeanette took her oath as a U.S. Representative. Not only was Jeannette the first woman to hold a seat in Congress but, she was elected for this position four years before women nationally…

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A Chat with Founding Feminist Activists at UGA

When we walked into the room, we couldn’t help but smile at the sight of warm reunions amongst women who had not seen each other in years. More than 40 years had passed since they were spearheading feminist activism at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the 1960s and 1970s. This panel discussion hosted by…

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6 Study Tips to Help You Ace Your Exams

The school year is coming to an end and we all know what that means…finals. You have worked hard all semester and only a few exams stand between you and the finish line. This can be a stressful and overwhelming time but it doesn’t have to be. We have come up with these 6 tips…

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Donor Spotlight – Amanda Bennett

I first got connected with JRF when I was working at UGA around 2006. I wanted to volunteer somewhere in the community and found JRF through searching a list of local organizations. I was intrigued by the volunteer opportunity and helped as a Level 1 scholarship application reader that year. That was all it took…

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