Posted on 29 January 2010
By Mark Miller
The AARP Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Circle will accept applications starting February 1st for its 2010 Women’s Scholarship Program, which helps fund career training and education to women over age 40 who have limited economic resources.
AARP says the scholarships are awared to “women who are entering 2-3 year technical or skills up-grading programs or in the final stages of their college experience.” Priority is given to women who are:
-Returning to the workforce after an extended absence.
–Underemployed (in a job with limited pay, limited growth opportunities and limited benefits).
–Raising another family member’s child/children, such as grandparents raising grandchildren (with the ability to demonstrate significant financial responsibility for those child/children).
Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, depending on economic need. The program doesn’t fund graduate education.