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AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program

AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program
The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to low-income women who are over the age of 50, and are seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities.

Since 2007, 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.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be women, over the age of 50, and U.S. citizens. They must also be able to demonstrate financial need, and must be enrolled in an accredited school or technical program in the U.S.

The funds will pay partially or fully for tuition, fees, and books and may be used for part-time as well as full-time study and are distributed directly to the institution.

Qualified applications are reviewed by two independent panels established by AARP Foundation. Recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, personal circumstances and achievements, educational goals, and the likely impact of the scholarship on their lives. Decisions made by the panels are final and cannot be appealed.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $500 - $5,000.

For more details, visit www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/scholarships.html

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