Through a corporate partnership with Walmart, Inc., AARP offers an education scholarships for women over 40 years of age.
The scholarship monies may be used for public and private colleges/universities, as well as vocational/technical programs.
In 2010, this women’s scholarship fund awarded a half million dollars to 200 different recipients across the US.
Applicants must demonstrate true financial need; also, the program is geared towards women in certain types of situations. Special consideration is given for those women who:
Women who receive the scholarship funds are also assigned a mentor for a period of one year. The mentor helps to set goals, keep the student motivated and helps to sharpen study skills.
Talbot’s Inc. (women’s clothing retailer) offers education scholarships for women who have been out of college for more than ten years and did not complete their degree. The scholarship fund is designed to empower women to finish their degrees and open more opportunities for themselves.
Each year the scholarship fund awards $10,000 scholarships to ten women and $1,000 scholarships to 60 women. The awards are based on financial need and past accomplishments. Applicants must have a high school degree or GED to be eligible. You must be looking to complete a degree at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution. (vocational schools ok)
Learn more here: Talbots.com
The Jeannette Rankin foundation awards scholarships to women over 35 years of age. Applicants must prove financial hardship and be a US citizen. Scholarship proceeds may be used at a two year or four year accredited school, trade school or vocational school.
Get details at RankinFoundation.org.
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