Are There Any Specific Scholarships Available for Older Women?


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Scholarships for older women include the Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship, the AAUW Virginia Beach Branch Scholarship and the Linda Lael Miller Scholarship, as stated on Nerd Wallet. Each of these scholarships have their own acceptance criteria and each requires the applicant to fill out an application.

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The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship is available to low-income women who are older than age 35. As of June 2015, this organization is not accepting new applications, but will begin accepting applications in the future.

The AAUW Virginia Beach branch Scholarship is available to women age 23 and older. Women who took a break from college are encouraged to apply when they're ready to return to complete their education. Each spring, there is at least one $500 scholarship available, notes the Virginia Beach Branch.

Applicants older than age 25 are invited to apply for the Linda Lael Miller Scholarship. This scholarship is a competition and each year, 10 women are awarded financial aid for college.

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