AARP Foundation Scholarship Program for Women

AARP Foundation Scholarship Program for WomenAARP Foundation Scholarship Program for Women

Links: or (Click the “AARP Foundation” Link and use Search Bar to type “Women’s Scholarship Program”)

Contact Info: AARP Foundation; phone: 888.687.2277; email: [email protected]

Deadline: March 30

Award Amount: $500–$5,000 (350 Awarded; Renewable)

Eligibility: Women; age 50+; low income; Undergraduate pursuing a technical or vocational education, an Associate’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree. Priority is given to women in these categories: (a) those who have been unemployed for more than one year, (b) those in low-paying jobs with no career opportunities, (c) those who are raising the children of another family member, and (d) those who are women veterans. In addition, the following factors are considered for each applicant: (a) financial need, (b) personal circumstances and achievements, (c) educational and career goals, (d) challenges faced in life, and (e) impact of scholarship.

Requirements: Online Application; proof of education, income, and verification of age; and College Transcripts.

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Jeannette Rankin Scholarship

Jeannette Rankin ScholarshipJeannette Rankin Scholarship or (“For Students” Tab)

Contact Info: Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, 1 Huntington Road, #701, Athens, GA 30606; phone: 706.208.1211; email: [email protected]

Deadline: March 1

Award Amount: $2,000 (87 Awarded)

Eligibility: Women at least 35 years of age; low income; US citizen or Permanent Residents of the US; pursuing a technical or vocational education, an Associate’s Degree, or a first Bachelor’s Degree; enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS-accredited school.

Requirements: Application, Personal Statement/Essay, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Proof of Enrollment or Acceptance. We also suggest you read their FAQs at

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Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity AwardsSoroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards or (Soroptimist “Women’s Opportunity Awards” Link)

Contact Info: email: [email protected]

Deadline: December 1

Award Amount: $3,000, $5,000, and $10,000

Eligibility: Women who provide the primary financial support for their dependents (including children, spouse, siblings, and/or parents); demonstrate financial need; are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an Undergraduate degree program; are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals; reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas member countries (includes US); have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist, or immediate family of either.

Requirements: Online Application, Personal Statement, and 2 Letters of Reference.

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Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Scholarship

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Scholarship

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Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Scholarship (“Award Applications” Tab)

Contact Info: Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation, P.O. Box 769, Granby, MA 01033

Deadline: August 1

Award Amount: Up to $3,000

Eligibility: Women at least 17 years of age; a mother with minor children; must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an Associate’s Degree, a first Bachelor’s Degree, or a Professional/Master’s/Doctoral Degree. Must be low income.

Requirements: Application and Essay (500 words).

Application Link: Application will be available in the Spring of 2014.


Colorado Women’s Education Foundation

Colorado Women's Education FoundationColorado Women’s Education Foundation

Find the scholarship information at The Colorado Women’s Education Foundation by visiting or (“Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: Colorado Women’s Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1189, Boulder, CO 80306; phone: 303.443.2573; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 31 (Fall Funding) and October 31 (Spring Funding)

Award Amount: $500–$1,000

Eligibility: Woman at least 25 years old, US citizen, Colorado resident (for at least 12 months prior to application deadline), and enrolled in or attending college or vocational training in Colorado.

Requirements: Application, IRS Taxes, Statement of Acceptance, Schedule of Fees, most recent Transcript, GPA, Essay, Proof of Colorado residency, Proof of US citizenship, and 2 Letters of Recommendation. Optional Documents: Resume, Certificates, Awards, etc.

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