Transforming Futures Through Education
Education can mean the difference between minimum wage and a living salary, between a life of poverty and a promising future.
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation creates access and opportunities for students, empowering them to make it across the graduation podium and improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities.
grants awarded since 1978
awarded to date in Scholar Grants
estimated economic impact of all JRF Scholars
Lifting the trajectory of women’s lives
JRF Scholars are working hard to change the trajectory of their lives. Most support their families while going to school to achieve their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree. They are women of grit and substance who are doing everything they can to create a brighter future.
are single mothers
are survivors of domestic violence
are the first in their family to go to college
Making the path to graduation possible
87% of JRF Scholars
graduate or continue their studies, compared to the demographic average of 8 – 31% Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Going to school costs much more than tuition. Unlike traditional scholarships, our unrestricted Scholar Grants are awarded directly to students. JRF Scholars may choose to use grant funds in whatever way they need to reach graduation and ease college debt. JRF coaching and case management along with our community of Scholars and alumni provide the extra support to help make long-sought dreams achievable.
Without the help and support, I do not think I would not be able to pursue my education. Knowing that the funds can help with my everyday living expenses, such as lights, or car payment has been the most amazing thing. It has greatly impacted myself and my family.
I am so very grateful for the financial help that this organization is willing to provide as well as the fact that this foundation does not just give out financial support, but keeps in contact with the recipients. Making sure that we have the help we need, pointing us in directions that we might not know that exist, which in turn raise our chances for successes. I am truly grateful to be able to say that I am part of Jeannette Rankin Foundation sisterhood.
The Jeannette Rankin Scholar Grant has been invaluable in providing the extra financial and emotional support I needed to successfully navigate the world of academia after many years away from higher education. The scholarship has allowed me to attend college on a full-time basis and greatly reduce the stress of monetary worries.