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Women's Scholarship Program

Helping Women Win Back Opportunity

The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program is helping win back opportunity for low-income, 50+ women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families.


Since 2007, The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship 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.


The scholarship program is made possible by AARP Foundation with generous support from Walmart Foundation and AARP.


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How to Apply

The application period for the 2012-2013 academic year has closed. We are reviewing the applications and will notify scholarship winners in June.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about the AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program, including:


  • What information does the application require?
  • How large are the scholarships?
  • Where can I get help with the online application tool?


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Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Go

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50+ homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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

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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. Go