Worthy Women’s Professional Studies 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.
Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
In what ways going back to school will empower you to make a positive impact in your community?
Almost 47 percent of U.S. workers are women. Only one in five C-suite leaders is a woman.
Has gender ever been an obstacle on the route to success for you? How did you handle this?
“Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” —Maya Angelou
What experiences in your life inspired you to choose your career field?
2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Our panelists selected three outstanding essays among over 600 applications by women over the age of 30 from across the country. Applicants were enrolled in 400 different colleges and universities, pursuing degrees in fields like education, healthcare, business and social work.
RACHEL CARTER31, Masters in Divinity, Iliff School of Theology
READ HER ESSAY
“As a woman over 30 with kids, multiple disabilities, and low-income, this scholarship eases a lot of financial stress off my shoulders. ”
KIMBERLY EDWARDS34, Nutrition and Dietetics Program, CSU Chico
READ HER ESSAY
“This scholarship validates that my return to school was the right choice. The help that I receive will only get me closer to my end goal.”
DAWN McCALL45, Master of Education, Grand Canyon University
READ HER ESSAY
“It means a lot that an organization recognizes the struggle and the courage women are finding to accomplish their goals. ”
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS
LAURIE ITKINFinancial advisor and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA)
ERIN LEVINEDivorce lawyer, founder and CEO of Hello Divorce
SAMANTHA GREGORYFounder and editor at RichSingleMomma.com
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
Meet the three recipients of the 2017 edition of the Worthy Women’s Professional Studies Scholarship.
RAYCEANA ROCHA32, BS in Sociology, California State University
EMILY GAGNON32, Masters in Public Administration, Marist College
MINERVA TOVAR54, BS in Psychology, Colorado Christian University
- - To qualify for this semester's scholarship, all papers must be submitted by November 26th, 2018*
- - 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
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