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.