Jeannette Rankin Foundation: Scholarships

For older, low-income women:  see here.

  • Must be a woman,
  • A U.S. citizen,
  • Age 35 or older, as of March 1, 2009,
  • Enrolled in or accepted to a regionally accredited school,
  • Pursuing a vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree.

5 thoughts on “Jeannette Rankin Foundation: Scholarships

  1. Is it just me or is it just a bit, hmm, I don’t know, icky maybe, to be an “older woman” if you’re only 35?

    Not that there is anything wrong with being old, I love my grey hairs, but once I read a psychological research where everyone in the sample over 30 was scaled into “middle aged”.
    Ok. So there’s nothing wrong with being middle aged, either.

    I must conclude I am just as gripped and biased by this whole culture favouring young people as the average man on the street, and will just accept that I am an “older woman”.


  2. I can remember my mother going on about how young I really was at 35. I do wish I had been able to see what she saw.

  3. If you see it as older than the average school/career beginner then it makes more sense.

    I’m in my early thirties and keep trying to convince my mid/later 20s and early 30s friends that we are still young, in any case we will only get older so why feel old this early! it doesn’t work.

    agism aside, it seems people miss having the excuse of youth (for making mistakes, for not having it all yet, for wanting to find their own way to happiness) and if you don’t have the house, career and kids or the happiness that is presumed to follow, people feel like failures. too bad.

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