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Big Sun Scholarship

Jeannette Rankin Foundation

Soroptimist International of Des Moines

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Big Sun Scholarship
Deadline: June (annually)
Award: $500

Eligibility: Student who is currently involved in some sport at an institution.

Apply: Scholarship application information can be found online: www.bigsunathletics.com. All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

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  Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Deadline: March 1 (annually)
Award: $2,000 Grants

Eligibility: Applicant must be a woman, a U.S. Citizen, and age 35 or older. Applicant must be low-income (financial guidelines are available on the application packet), enrolled in, or accepted to, an accredited school, and pursuing a technical/vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree.

Apply: www.rankinfoundation.org

Contact: The Jeannette Rankin Foundation, P.O. Box 6653, Athens, GA 30604; Email: info@rankinfoundation.org

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Soroptimist International of Des Moines
Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies

Eligibility: Must be a female head of the household, with primary financial responsibility supporting you family (including children, a spouse and parents). Must be attending, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Note: Previous recipients of the award and students that already have an undergraduate degree are ineligible to apply.

Apply: Applications can be downloaded from:www.soroptimist.org

Contact: Shirley Smith, Phone: (515) 281-7817 email: womensoppnorthcentral@soroptimist.net

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