Worthy Women's Scholarship
Please note that the application period for the 2022 scholarship has ended. The new scholarship application will open in early 2023. Stay tuned!
At Worthy, we like to think of ourselves as a selling partner for individuals looking to sell their jewelry. But that partnership is something we feel extends beyond the transaction and into the lives of the people we help by providing them with a safe and easy way to make the most of their jewelry as a financial asset. And an extension of that partnership is the Worthy Women’s Scholarship, which we are so proud to once again be able to offer.
The scholarship, now in its seventh 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 fifteen 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.
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.”
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."
University of Houston
“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
Executive director of Savvy Ladies
Financial therapist/coach and the CEO & Founder of Behavioral Cents
Former family law attorney and now Certified Divorce Coach at Your Divorce Coach
Business and Family Wealth Advisor
Mediator and collaborative lawyer, founder of Vacca Family Law Group
Certified life coach and host of the Divorce Survival Guide podcast.
ELIZABETH DEGI DUBOIS
Client 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:
37, Psychology & Human Services, Lesley University
2020 - 2nd place:
42, MA in Healthcare Management, University of St. Francis
2020 - 3rd place:
31, Nursing, University of Arizona
2019 - 1st place:
56, Masters in Human Resources, Saint Francis University
2019 - 2nd place:
33, BA in Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
2019 - 3rd place:
48, Doctorate in Organizational Change & Leadership, USC
2018 - 1st place:
32, Early Childhood Education, Barton Community College
2018 - 2nd place:
49, Bachelors in Religious Studies, Randolph College
2018 - 3rd place:
32, MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
2017 - 1st place:
31, Masters in Divinity, Iliff School of Theology
2017 - 2nd place:
34, Nutrition and Dietetics Program, CSU Chico
2017 - 3rd place:
45, Master of Education, Grand Canyon University
2016 - 1st place:
32, BS in Sociology, California State University
2016 - 2nd place:
32, Masters in Public Administration, Marist College
2016 - 3rd place:
54, BS in Psychology, Colorado Christian University
Terms and Conditions:
- - 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 [email protected]