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UWO Honors College student, mother of three funds education with scholarships

JRF Scholar, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student and mother of three shares how she funded her education with scholarships.

‘It’s not where you start, but it’s where you end up’: Valley mom leaves criminal past behind, earns master’s degree from ASU

After incarceration, 47-year-old mother and JRF Scholar Margaret Hall transformed her life through education. In five years, she earned three college degrees including a master’s degree from Arizona State University.

She just graduated from college. She said her Uber passenger made it possible.

We are so inspired by JRF Scholar Latonya’s grit and persistence and the generous spirit of JRF Board Member Kevin Esch. We’ve received an outpouring of love and support from around the country as their story was shared in the Washington Post.

Female leaders in higher education have created more inclusive and open institutions – here are 3 key figures

Grateful for JRF President Michele Ozumba and her leadership! Check out this article about her work to create a more inclusive and open environment in higher education.

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I Am Not Proof of the American Dream

Why Jeannette Rankin Foundation? Read this powerful story from Tara Westover about her experience getting herself through school.

Investing in Higher Education for Single Mothers to Transform the U.S. Economy

Read this call to action to understand the connection between education for single mothers and their families’ long-term financial security.

16 extraordinary women who aren’t always in the history books but should be

You need to know about these women. Jeannette Rankin made this list!

Jeannette Rankin Foundation’s National Scholar Grant Program Awarded Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is awarded a $60,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation to help women 35-plus pursue college degrees.

JRF awarded three-year grant for Bay Path University students

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is awarded a three-year grant as partner with Bay Path University from Strada Education Network to Connect adult women with in-demand jobs.


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