Worthy Women's Scholarship
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & TOPICS
For your essay, please choose one of the following quotes and topics to address in 300-500 words. We are looking for answers that are honest, thoughtful, well-written, and focused.
Please note that while relevant background information is always appreciated, we ask that you remain topic-focused in your answer.
Describe a dream of yours you hope to one day achieve and tell us how your current educational and career endeavors will help you get there.
Imagine you could have dinner with any historical figure (political, entertainment, public figure). In your essay, share who it would be, why you chose them, and what you would hope to gain from your conversation.
Share a practice or belief in your culture that has helped you on the educational and career path you are taking.
2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Our panelists selected three outstanding essays among over 1,000 applications by women over the age of 30 from across the country.
Applicants were enrolled in over 500 different colleges and universities, pursuing degrees in fields like education, healthcare, business, and social work.
32, Social and Human Services
Seattle Central College
“I have worked hard to be where I am today and having people believe in that journey means everything to me.”
READ HER ESSAY
42, J.D., Law & Advocacy,
University of California
“I really commend Worthy's focus on supporting women pursuing their careers -- no matter where they are in their lives."
READ HER ESSAY
Cleopatra Willaims39, Nursing,
University of Houston
READ HER ESSAY
“Any time I feel defeated or like I'm swimming upstream. I think of all of my supporters, which now includes you. You inspire me to keep going no matter what.”
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS
JUDY HERBSTExecutive director of Savvy Ladies
Mandy WalkerDivorce mediator, CDFA, Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker, and host of Divorce & Other Things You Can Handle
CARRIE RATTLEFinancial therapist/coach and the CEO & Founder of Behavioral Cents
SHARRI FREEDMANFormer family law attorney and now Certified Divorce Coach at Your Divorce Coach
IVY MENCHELBusiness and Family Wealth Advisor
ANDREA VACCAMediator and collaborative lawyer, founder of Vacca Family Law Group
KATE ANTHONYCertified life coach and host of the Divorce Survival Guide podcast.
ELIZABETH DEGI DUBOISClient Relations Director of Z Family Law and Executive Director of the Eos Initiative.
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 15 recipients of the previous six editions of the scholarship.
2020 - 1st place:
HILLARY DAHL37, Psychology & Human Services, Lesley University
2020 - 2nd place:
TEMITOPE ASEIN42, MA in Healthcare Management, University of St. Francis
2020 - 3rd place:
ERIN HEISE31, Nursing, University of Arizona
2019 - 1st place:
SUSAN BILLOTTE56, Masters in Human Resources, Saint Francis University
2019 - 2nd place:
ADRIANA SNEEZY33, BA in Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
2019 - 3rd place:
ELIZABETH WALKER48, Doctorate in Organizational Change & Leadership, USC
2018 - 1st place:
MELISSA HUFF32, Early Childhood Education, Barton Community College
2018 - 2nd place:
CHRISTINA CORDELL49, Bachelors in Religious Studies, Randolph College
2018 - 3rd place:
ANGELA MAYFIELD32, MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
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 5th, 2022*
- - 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