Tuesday, September 04, 2007

AARP Foundation Announces New Scholarship Program for Women

The AARP Foundation announces a new scholarship program to help low-income women 40+ participate in education and training opportunities. Approximately 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are expected to be awarded in the first round. The process opens August 31, 2007 at www.aarp.org/womensscholarship.

Applications are only available online.

Priority will be given to women who:

** individuals returning to the workforce after an extended absence;

** individuals who are underemployed (in a job with limited pay,

limited growth opportunities and limited benefits); or

** grandmothers or other female relatives raising another family

member’s child/children (with the ability to demonstrate significant financial responsibility for those child/children).

The application deadline is October 31, 2007. Scholarship recipients will be notified in January 2008 and funds will be made available shortly thereafter.

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