February 3, 2011

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarships for Female Americans

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Technical or vocational education
Course Level: Undergraduate (Bachelors)
Provider: Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarships Fund
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation sponsors the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarships Fund for eligible students.

This scholarship is targeted only at woman who are American citizens.

Eligibility
Which Students are Eligible?
Women, at least 35 years of age as of March 1, 2011,
  • who are U.S. citizens,
  • and are pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree, Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and/or will be pursuing a graduate degree in Fall 2011 are ineligible.
  • and are enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited college for the Fall 2011 term,
  • and are low-income according to the government guidelines below. Because you are applying for a JRF scholarship for the 2011 – 2012 school year, your eligibility will be based on your house-hold income during that time period. Compare your estimated take-home household income for the upcoming school year (8/2011 – 7/2012) with the maximum income levels by household size below. To be eligible to apply, your household income must not exceed the maximum for your household size.
Selection criteria:
Selection is competitive, which means that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.

Eligible groups
Citizens of the USA

Participating Institutions
Any regionally or ACICS accredited college for the Fall 2011 term.

To be eligible, your college must be accredited by one of the following:
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 
  • Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or 
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
    Contact your school’s Admissions Office for this information.
Fields of study
Any technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree

Number of awards
In 2010, JRF awarded 38 new scholarships from 850 applications.

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of course

Scholarship benefits
The scholarships may be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare and other living expenses and will be disbursed over two school terms, starting in Fall 2011.

Method of Application
You may download the Scholarship Application Guidelines (pdf).

DEADLINES:
The scholarship application deadline is 1 March 2011

Please note:
Selection is competitive, which means that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2011
Open to International students: No (ONLY Americans)

More Scholarship Information and Application

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