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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.
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.
While AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship program is no longer available, there are many grant, scholarship and fellowship programs administered nationwide. We recommend visiting:
55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.
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.
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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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.
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