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Worthy Women's Scholarship

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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.
The scholarship, now in its fifth 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 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.

CHANGE

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?

ACHIEVE

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?

YOU

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 Billotte
1st place:

SUSAN BILLOTTE

56, Masters in Human Resources, Saint Francis University

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

READ HER ESSAY
Adriana Sneezy
2nd place:

ADRIANA SNEEZY

33, BA in Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

“I think this scholarship is a great opportunity for women to succeed and motivate them."

READ HER ESSAY
Elizabeth Walker
3rd place:

ELIZABETH WALKER

48, Doctorate in Organizational Change & Leadership, USC

“I believe my degree will equip me with the skills that will allow me to enhance my 'why'.”

READ HER ESSAY

OUR SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS

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.

LAURIE ITKIN

Financial advisor and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA)

ERIN LEVINE

Divorce lawyer, founder and CEO of Hello Divorce

CHERIE MORRIS

CDC Certified Divorce Coach

EMMA JOHNSON

Writer, journalist, and founder of WealthySingleMommy

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.

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 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
  • - 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