Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002) served in the US Congress from 1965-1976 and again from 1990-2002, where she represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. The first woman of color elected to the US House of Representatives, she worked tirelessly for civil rights, women’s rights, economic justice, civil liberties, peace, and the integrity of the democratic process. Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Congresswoman Mink’s most ardent commitments: educational access, support, and opportunity for low-income women, especially mothers; and educational enrichment for children.
The foundation seeks applications for 2011 Education Support Awards that may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program. Awardees will be notified by phone or email in October.
– must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
– must be a mother, with minor children
– must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.
– must be enrolled in an accredited program during the 2010-2011 academic year
– must be low-income (annual family income less than $17,500 for a family of 2; $22,000 for a family of 3; $26,500 for a family of 4)
Last date for submission (postmarking) of applications is July 15, 2011
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