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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.

WORTHY WOMEN

1. Talk about a worthy woman in your life and how she has impacted or inspired you.

2. What do you believe the term "Worthy Woman" means? How do you exemplify this in your life?

3. Subtopic of your choosing.

PURPOSE

1. What do you promise to yourself for the coming academic year?

2. Have others' expectations of you ever outweighed your own goals? How did you deal with it?

3. Subtopic of your choosing

EMPOWERMENT

1. Failure can be empowering. Tell us about a time you turned a failure into a strength.

2. How do you feel your continued education will empower you or those around you?

3. Subtopic of your choosing

2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

In January 2017 we were thrilled to award the three recipients of the 2016 Scholarship. From August to December 2016, we received applications from 250 women. Applicants were enrolled to further their professional studies in 140 different universities across the country. The three selected essays were outstandingly moving and inspiring.

1st place:

Rayceana Rocha

32, BS in Sociology, California State University

“I was struck by how many hardships she has experienced and I admire her strength.”

—Mandy Walker, divorce coach & mediator
READ ESSAY
2nd place:

Emily Gagnon

32, Masters in Public Administration, Marist College

“Anyone who fought for our country should be offered an opportunity if they have the drive.”

—Karen Bigman, life & divorce coach
READ ESSAY
3rd place:

Minerva Tovar

54, BS in Psychology, Colorado Christian University

“Such an elegantly written story about a crisis far too many women can relate to. Frank, and touching.”

—Emma Johnson, journalist & writer
READ ESSAY

OUR 2016 SCHOLARSHIP PANELISTS

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.
Terms and Conditions:
  • - To qualify for this semester's scholarship, all papers must be submitted by December 15th, 2017*
  • - Must be enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program
  • - 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
  • - Submissions must be sent in from the valid email address of the author

*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