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Today, more than 10 million people over 50 are living in poverty in the U.S. All told, more than 37 million are either already in poverty or just one life event away from slipping into it. You can help.

AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program

From 2007 to 2012, AARP Foundation’s Women’s Scholarship Program helped low-income women win back opportunity. The Foundation’s scholarship program funded education, training and skills upgrades, leading to better employment opportunities and increased financial security for women and their families. 

Due to the need to fund other programs that will be able to assist greater numbers of struggling older people, AARP Foundation  has discontinued funding individual scholarships through the Women’s Scholarship Program in 2013.

What Other Scholarship Opportunities Are Available?

While AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship program is no longer available, there are many grant, scholarship and fellowship programs administered nationwide.  We recommend visiting:

  • Federal Student Aid — The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans and work-study funds for college or career school.
  • Scholarships for Women — Free resources to help you discover college scholarships
  • Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship — Awards scholarships annually to low-income women 35 years of age and older who are in an undergraduate or vocational training program and have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities

Featured Programs and Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.

Work for Yourself at 50+

AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @50+ provides free tools and resources to help you become self-employed and improve your financial situation.


We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers.

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AARP Foundation earns a high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator. 

Eighty-one cents of every dollar we spend goes toward programs and services that help low-income older adults. We have met every one of the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.