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Jeannette Rankin Foundation exceeds goal at fundraiser for women scholars

The Missoulian By Skylar Rispens Nov 6, 2022 The Jeannette Rankin Foundation met its fundraising goal at the annual STAR Party to continue providing opportunities for women and nonbinary students to pursue […]

Athens News Matters: Jeannette Rankin STAR Party

WUGA By Alexia Ridley, Kate Regan October 28, 2022 Listen Jeannette Rankin, the US’s first congresswoman, was a political star. And at next month’s annual STAR Party, the foundation established in […]

Jeannette Rankin Foundation to Hold Annual STAR Party in Athens

WUGA By Alexia Ridley October 27, 2022 Listen Athens-based national nonprofit, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation is holding its annual Star Party Thursday, November 3rd. The event will honor Dr. Johnnetta Cole, […]

OPINION: College degree gives middle-aged women an uplift

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Nedra Rhone Oct 12, 2022 For years, cultural norms kept Khadijah Abdur-Rahman in a physically abusive relationship. It wasn’t until she saw her son crying after she […]

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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