Ends on March 1, 2019

Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

An applicant for a JRF Scholarship must be:

  1. A woman, age 35 or older
  2. Low-income
  3. A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
  4. Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree.
  5. 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 January 1st.

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

1........................................................$0 -$23,500

2.......................................................$ between or below 23,501 - $38,511

3.......................................................$ between or below 38,512 - $52,863

4.......................................................$ between or below 52,864 - $65,257

5.......................................................$ between or below 65,258 - $77,014

6.......................................................$ between or below 77,015 - $90,059

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund to make financial awards without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, or disability.

Accreditation

Please do not call the JRF office to find out if your school is accredited. Applicants should check with their school’s enrollment or financial aid office to confirm regional accreditation. JRF accepts the following accreditations:

  1. Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  2. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  3. Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  4. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  5. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  6. Western Association of Schools and Colleges