Worthy Women's Scholarship
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & TOPICS
Select one of the three major topics and be sure to address the related issues, and/or questions posed below the chosen topic. We are looking for essays that are honest, thoughtful, and well-written.
Please keep the word count between 300 - 500 words.
“I am a strong woman because a strong woman
What achievements of strong women in your life have had the biggest impact on you today and how?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
What is a dream you’ve accomplished and what obstacles have you overcome to achieve it?
“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
What challenges have you overcome and how have these experiences shaped you as a leader?
2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Our panelists selected three outstanding essays among over 400 applications by women over the age of 30 from across the country. Applicants were enrolled in 300 different colleges and universities, pursuing degrees in fields like education, healthcare, business and social work.
MELISSA HUFF32, Early Childhood Education, Barton Community College
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“It was one of the only scholarships that I qualified for and there's really nothing else like it!”
CHRISTINA CORDELL49, Bachelors in Religious Studies, Randolph College
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“I think it's beautiful when women encourage,
support and help build each other up.”
ANGELA MAYFIELD32, MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
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“I found the essay something I felt truly passionate about, making it a great opportunity to express my shared values”
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS
KAREN SPARKSCDFA and owner of Divorce Financial Strategists
SAMANTHA GREGORYFounder and editor at RichSingleMomma.com
JACKIE PILOSSOPHCreator and editor-in-chief of DivorcedGirlSmiling.com
KELLY COLLISRadio host, writer, and TV contributor.
LAURIE ITKINFinancial advisor and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA)
ERIN LEVINEDivorce lawyer, founder and CEO of Hello Divorce
CHERIE MORRISCDC Certified Divorce Coach
EMMA JOHNSONWriter, journalist, and founder of WealthySingleMommy
Stacey FreemanWriter, lifestyle editor at Worthy.com, and founder of Write on Track, LLC
Mandy WalkerDivorce coach, mediator, and founder of Since My Divorce
Karen BigmanLife coach and divorce coach, founder of The Divorcierge
Since 2016, the Worthy Women's Scholarship has been supporting women who have decided to go back to school and pursue their dreams. Meet the six recipients of the previous two editions of the scholarship.
2017 - 1st place:
RACHEL CARTER31, Masters in Divinity, Iliff School of Theology
2017 - 2nd place:
KIMBERLY EDWARDS34, Nutrition and Dietetics Program, CSU Chico
2017 - 3rd place:
DAWN McCALL45, Master of Education, Grand Canyon University
2016 - 1st place:
RAYCEANA ROCHA32, BS in Sociology, California State University
2016 - 2nd place:
EMILY GAGNON32, Masters in Public Administration, Marist College
2016 - 3rd place:
MINERVA TOVAR54, BS in Psychology, Colorado Christian University
- - To qualify for this semester's scholarship, all papers must be submitted by December 2nd, 2019*
- - Must be enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program
- - Submissions must be sent in from the valid email address of the author
- - Applicant must be a permanent resident of the United States
- - Applicant must identify as a female and be age 30 or older
- - The paper must fit the criteria of the topics outlined above
- - Worthy, Inc. has the rights to the submitted content
If you have any questions or issues submitting your application, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org