Deadline: March 30, 2012, at 5 p.m. CDT.
The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is helping win back opportunity for low income 50+ women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families. Since 2007, The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 800 eligible women- facilitating their entry into programs they could otherwise not afford, and ultimately assisting in their recession recovery efforts.
How to Apply
The scholarship application period for the 2012-2013 academic year will last from Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 9 a.m. CST until Friday March 30, 2012, at 5 p.m. CDT.
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An applicant for the AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program must be:
- Women, age 50+ by March 30, 2012
- Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associates degree, or a bachelor’s degree
- Enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education accredited school or techinical program within 6 months of the scholarship award date
*An applicant, when taking into account income and family size, must be at 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or less to qualify for a scholarship. If an applicant does not meet this criteria they will not have access to the application, because they are not eligible for the scholarship.
Scholarship winners are chosen by an independent selection committee established by the AARP Foundation.
Priority is given to women in these categories:
- Those who have been unemployed for more than one year
- Those in low-paying jobs with no career opportunities
- Those who are raising the children of another family member
- Those who are women veterans
In addition, the following factors are considered for each applicant:
- Financial need
- Personal circumstances and achievements
- Educational and career goals
- Challenges faced in life
- Impact of scholarship
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