Jeannette Rankin Scholars 1976-2017

Please support hard-working women like Alba today.


Since 1976, Jeannette Rankin Fund has awarded more than

$2 million in scholarships to more than 750 women.


Nearly half of Jeannette Rankin Fund scholars are the first in their families to go to college.


Women with bachelors

degrees earn up to double

the salary of women


We help women end cycles of poverty, underemployment, and abuse, offering a brighter future to families and communities for generations to come.


Join us for our SMART Party 1.0 in Athens, GA on October 12th, 2017. We’ll be fundraising in style at Hotel Indigo’s Rialto Club in Downtown Athens. Buy your tickets today!

Scholar Story

Meet Karen! Karen is pursing her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Read her story.


Join us for the SMARTEST Party of the Year, SMART Party Atlanta 3.0 on Nov. 9! New location, The Gathering Spot! Buy your ticket today!

Our Mission

We provide scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion.


1000+ women have received scholarships

48.7 % of scholars are the first member of their family to attend college, breaking the cycle of poverty and impacting future generations.

74.3 % of scholars are heads of their households, demonstrating the importance of education to their children.

JRF in 2 Minutes

Learn more about how we empower women to improve their lives.


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Legal Information

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2012 Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund. All Rights Reserved. Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund is a 501 (c) (3) organization, and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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