Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Mink's most ardent commitments: educational access, opportunity, and equity for low-income women, especially mothers; and educational enrichment for children. In 2020, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training.

Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semseter), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program. 

Annual Amount

5 Scholarships up to $5,000 each

Additional Selection Criteria

2020-21 APPLICANT CRITERIA

  • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age.

  • must be a mother, with minor children.

  • must be pursuing a first vocational degree/certificate; a first associate's degree; a first bachelor's degree; or a first professional/master's/doctoral degree.

  • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program in the U.S. during the 2020-21 academic year. Not sure if your institution is not-for-profit? Here's a great look-up resource to find out.

  • must be low-income (all annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4).


Application Process

Awardees will be selected based on:

  1. Financial need;

  2. Personal circumstance;

  3. Educational path;

  4. Vocational or occupational goals; and

  5. Service or activist or civic goals. 

For online application and instructions, please go to:  https://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/education-support-application and click on the link.

Awards are disbursed in two separate installments (one each semester) over the academic year, and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program. Awardees are notified by phone or email in late fall. Shortly after recipient notification, the list of awardees will be posted on this site. The Foundation will contact awardees only. We are not able to contact each applicant about the status of her application.

Deadline

August 1, 2020

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/education-support-application