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Jeannette Rankin Scholar Grant Eligibility Requirements

An applicant for a JRF Scholar Grant must be:

  • A woman, trans, nonbinary, intersex, agender, or queer individual over the age of 35


  • Demonstrate Financial Need (meet income eligibility requirements)


  • A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States


  • Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree


  • Enrolled in or accepted to a regionally accredited and not-for-profit school


Selection Factors

  1. Your Goals
  2. Your plan for reaching your goals
  3. How will you use your education to give back to the community?


Income Guidelines


JRF’s low-income eligibility is based on the student’s estimated household income for the coming year. Our income guidelines come from the Department of Labor’s Lower Living Standard. The figures below are updated each year by November 1st.


Household Size...........................Annual Income


1........................................................ at or below $23,500


2.......................................................at or below $38,511


3.......................................................at or below $52,863


4.......................................................at or below $65,257


5.......................................................at or below $77,014


6.......................................................at or below $90,059



Non-Discrimination Policy

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation’s policy is to make financial awards to people who self-identify as women without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, or physical and cognitive disability. Jeannette Rankin Foundation defines women as all those who suffer under the material conditions that have historically been assigned to women, which includes trans and nonbinary people, intersex and agender people, and queer people.


Accreditation

  • 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


  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges



We verify accreditation, and if your school is unaccredited, your application will be automatically disqualified.

Additional accreditations by an agency listed on the following website may be accepted at JRF’s sole discretion.

https://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg7.html#NationalInstitutional 


If you encounter any technical errors with your application, check out the Submitter Help Center at https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/ or contact the Submittable’s technical support team via email at support@submitable.com.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.