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Apply to be a JRF Scholar
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation offers two unrestricted non-tuition grants for students who identify as women or nonbinary and demonstrate financial need. Students from across the United States who are 35 or older, pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree with an accredited U.S. institution may be eligible for the Jeannette Rankin National Scholar Grant. For residents of Georgia and Montana who are 25 or older, we offer the Emerge Grant.
Different from traditional scholarships, these Scholar Grants are awarded directly to students. JRF Scholars can use their funding to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, childcare or other living expenses while they’re in school. Scholars may be eligible to renew their grant for up to five years.
Receiving a Scholar Grant is much more than a financial reward. Grant recipients enter a Sisterhood of JRF Scholars, where they have access to coaching, case management and the support of alumnae and others who are actively transforming their futures. JRF Scholars far exceed their demographic’s national average in continuing their education and achieving their degree.
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