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Worthy Women's Scholarship

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After a year in which so many of us experienced the unimaginable, Worthy is pleased to once again be able to offer our partnership to women who are going to school in order to brighten their horizons and improve their possibilities. At Worthy, we see ourselves as partners with people looking to sell their jewelry, lending a helping hand, and the Worthy Women’s scholarship is an extension of this same value.
The scholarship, now in its sixth year, is intended for women who have decided to enroll in school to pursue their passions and open up more doors for themselves and others. Over the years, we have helped twelve worthy women make their dreams of returning to school a reality and continue to support women as they pursue their academic careers and onward. To apply, please review the requirements and writing instructions below.
The writers of the top three selected essays will be awarded as follows:

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.

CHANGE

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
-Steve Jobs

In what way, no matter how big or how small, are you trying to change the world? How will this scholarship help you make that change and what good do you hope to bring from it?

CHALLENGE

All things are difficult before they are easy.
-Thomas Fuller



Describe a time when you were most challenged? How has that challenge affected you and/or impacted your life? What good has it brought you?

CULTURE

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”
-Jawaharlal Nehru



What is the defining characteristic of your culture and how does that impact the work you do and the changes you want to make?

2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Our panelists selected three outstanding essays among over 700 applications by women over the age of 30 from across the country. Applicants were enrolled in over 400 different colleges and universities, pursuing degrees in fields like education, healthcare, business, and social work.

Hillary_Dahl
1st place:

HILLARY DAHL

37, Psychology & Human Services, Lesley University

“I have not found another scholarship with the criteria being adult women and few for women only.”





READ HER ESSAY
Temi_Asein
2nd place:

TEMITOPE ASEIN

42, MA in Healthcare Management,
University of St. Francis

“It gave me hope when I realized that someone was previously in my shoes and decided to set up this fund."




READ HER ESSAY
Erin Heise
3rd place:

ERIN HEISE

31, Nursing,
University of Arizona

“I believe now more than ever, women are fighting for equality in the world. One way that we are doing this is by increasing our education and availability in the workforce in positions that we have never held.”

READ HER ESSAY

OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS

sharri freedman

SHARRI FREEDMAN

Former family law attorney and now Certified Divorce Coach at Your Divorce Coach
Ivy Menchel

IVY MENCHEL

Business and Family Wealth Advisor
Carrie Rattle

CARRIE RATTLE

Financial therapist/coach and the CEO & Founder of Behavioral Cents
Andrea Vacca

ANDREA VACCA

Mediator and collaborative lawyer, founder of Vacca Family Law Group
kate anthony

KATE ANTHONY

Certified life coach and host of the Divorce Survival Guide podcast.
Elizabeth Degi Dubois

ELIZABETH DEGI DUBOIS

Client Relations Director of Z Family Law and Executive Director of the Eos Initiative.
Katey Johnson

KATEY JOHNSON

Founder of The Mother Octopus blog.
Lili Vasileff

LILI VASILEFF

CDFA and founder of Divorce and Money Matters, LLC.
Karen Sparks

KAREN SPARKS

CDFA and owner of Divorce Financial Strategists

SAMANTHA GREGORY

Founder and editor at RichSingleMomma.com
Jackie Pilossoph

JACKIE PILOSSOPH

Creator and editor-in-chief of DivorcedGirlSmiling.com
Kelly Collis

KELLY COLLIS

Radio host, writer, and TV contributor.

PAST RECIPIENTS

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 nine recipients of the previous three editions of the scholarship.

Susan Billotte
2019 - 1st place:

SUSAN BILLOTTE

56, Masters in Human Resources, Saint Francis University
READ HER ESSAY
andrea
2019 - 2nd place:

ADRIANA SNEEZY

33, BA in Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
READ HER ESSAY
elizabeth
2019 - 3rd place:

ELIZABETH WALKER

48, Doctorate in Organizational Change & Leadership, USC
READ HER ESSAY

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 nine recipients of the previous three editions of the scholarship.

Melissa Huff
2018 - 1st place:

MELISSA HUFF

32, Early Childhood Education, Barton Community College
READ HER ESSAY
christina cordell
2018 - 2nd place:

CHRISTINA CORDELL

49, Bachelors in Religious Studies, Randolph College
READ HER ESSAY
angela mayfield
2018 - 3rd place:

ANGELA MAYFIELD

32, MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
READ HER ESSAY
2017 - 1st place:

RACHEL CARTER

31, Masters in Divinity, Iliff School of Theology
READ HER ESSAY
2017 - 2nd place:

KIMBERLY EDWARDS

34, Nutrition and Dietetics Program, CSU Chico
READ HER ESSAY
2017 - 3rd place:

DAWN McCALL

45, Master of Education, Grand Canyon University
READ HER ESSAY
2016 - 1st place:

RAYCEANA ROCHA

32, BS in Sociology, California State University
READ HER ESSAY
2016 - 2nd place:

EMILY GAGNON

32, Masters in Public Administration, Marist College
READ HER ESSAY
2016 - 3rd place:

MINERVA TOVAR

54, BS in Psychology, Colorado Christian University
READ HER ESSAY
Terms and Conditions:
  • - To qualify for this semester's scholarship, all papers must be submitted by December 6th, 2021*
  • - 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
  • - All personal information is protected by our Privacy Policy

*Deadline subject to extension.

If you have any questions or issues submitting your application, please don't hesitate to contact us at scholarships@worthy.com