The 2020-2021 Application Cycle is Now Open.

Each year, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education or a trade skills certification at an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarships are renewable for up to 5 years and distributed directly to the recipient.

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship Application Cycle is open from:

November 2, 2020 until February 26, 2021.

There are two different scholarships that women can apply for based on eligibility requirements: Jeannette Rankin Fund Scholarship or Emerge Scholarship. Please read all eligibility requirements and see which one bests fits you as you can only apply for one of the scholarships, not both.

Please review the complete eligibility requirements and scholarship FAQs below before beginning your application.

In order to complete the application, you will need:

  • Proof of 2019 Income (ex: tax return)
  • Your most recent transcript and/or letter of acceptance
  • Two contacts to reach out to for letters of recommendation

Please answer all questions completely and thoroughly. Many applications are disqualified due to not answering questions completely. This application is meant to allow our Application Reviewers to get to know you as best as possible, so please treat it as such.