Worthy Women's Scholarship
**The Worthy Women's Scholarship is now closed for applications. Please stay tuned for updates on finalists and information about our 2021 scholarship**One of the best feelings out there is being able to help someone get a leg up in life. At Worthy, we do this every day by helping women get the most out of selling jewelry they’ve outgrown to finance more possibilities for their future. Our Worthy Women’s Scholarship takes this idea one step further. We know from our financial studies that many women see divorce as an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Our scholarship extends this opportunity to women from all backgrounds to take them to the furthest reaches of their educations and professions.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & TOPICS
For your essay, please answer each of the three questions below in 300-500 words. We are looking for answers that are honest, thoughtful, and well-written.
Please note that while relevant background information is always appreciated, we ask that you remain topic-focused in your answer.
How will you change the world?
Describe a change you want to make in the world. How do you plan to make it and how will this scholarship help you?
What do you hope to achieve in life?
Describe 3 achievements that you either have made or plan to make in life. Why are/were these important to you? What do/did you need to do to achieve them?
Why have you chosen this path?
Tell us why is the degree you have chosen to pursue is important to you?
2019 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 350 different colleges and universities, pursuing degrees in fields like education, healthcare, business, and social work.
SUSAN BILLOTTE56, Masters in Human Resources, Saint Francis University
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“I have not found another scholarship with the criteria being adult women and few for women only.”
ADRIANA SNEEZY33, BA in Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
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“I think this scholarship is a great opportunity for women to succeed and motivate them."
ELIZABETH WALKER48, Doctorate in Organizational Change & Leadership, USC
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“I believe my degree will equip me with the skills that will allow me to enhance my 'why'.”
OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS
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.
KATEY JOHNSONFounder of The Mother Octopus blog.
LILI VASILEFFCDFA and founder of Divorce and Money Matters, LLC.
KAREN SPARKSCDFA and owner of Divorce Financial Strategists
SAMANTHA GREGORYFounder and editor at RichSingleMomma.com
JACKIE PILOSSOPHCreator and editor-in-chief of DivorcedGirlSmiling.com
KELLY COLLISRadio host, writer, and TV contributor.
LAURIE ITKINFinancial advisor and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA)
ERIN LEVINEDivorce lawyer, founder and CEO of Hello Divorce
CHERIE MORRISCDC Certified Divorce Coach
EMMA JOHNSONWriter, journalist, and founder of WealthySingleMommy
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.
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 1st, 2020*
- - 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@example.com