Since 1978, the fund has awarded scholarships to help more than 500 women.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- A woman, age 35 or older
- A U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACIS accredited school
- Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree or a first bachelor's degree
- Low income (guidelines are included on the website)
Deadline for applying is March 1, 2012.
Visit the Jeannette Rankin Foundation's website for more information on other criteria and to download an application.