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Worthy Women’s Professional Studies Scholarship

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Helping women get a fresh start is one of the things we take the most pride in. The ability for women to sell their diamond jewelry in a safe, transparent, value-adding way, allows for more possibilities and greater control in the process.
We want to take this idea further with our Worthy Women Scholarship. Women who have decided to enroll in school and pursue their passions are eligible to win one of three scholarships. To apply, please review the requirements below and select one of the accompanying writing assignments.
The writers of the top three selected essays will be awarded as follows:

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.

IMPACT

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?

ACHIEVE

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?

THRIVE

“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.

1st place:

RACHEL CARTER

31, Masters in Divinity, Iliff School of Theology

“As a woman over 30 with kids, multiple disabilities, and low-income, this scholarship eases a lot of financial stress off my shoulders. ”

READ HER ESSAY
2nd place:

KIMBERLY EDWARDS

34, Nutrition and Dietetics Program, CSU Chico

“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.”

READ HER ESSAY
3rd place:

DAWN McCALL

45, Master of Education, Grand Canyon University

“It means a lot that an organization recognizes the struggle and the courage women are finding to accomplish their goals. ”

READ HER ESSAY

OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS

LAURIE ITKIN

Financial advisor and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA)

ERIN LEVINE

Divorce lawyer, founder and CEO of Hello Divorce

SAMANTHA GREGORY

Founder and editor at RichSingleMomma.com

CHERIE MORRIS

CDC Certified Divorce Coach

EMMA JOHNSON

Writer, journalist, and founder of WealthySingleMommy

Stacey Freeman

Writer, lifestyle editor at Worthy.com, and founder of Write on Track, LLC

Mandy Walker

Divorce coach, mediator, and founder of Since My Divorce

Karen Bigman

Life coach and divorce coach, founder of The Divorcierge

2017 RECIPIENTS

Meet the three recipients of the 2017 edition of the Worthy Women’s Professional Studies Scholarship.

1st place:

RAYCEANA ROCHA

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

EMILY GAGNON

32, Masters in Public Administration, Marist College
READ HER ESSAY
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 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
  • - 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