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 in 2023.
The scholarship, now in its eighth 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 eighteen 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:
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.
36, MA in School Librarianship, Longwood University
“I am honored to be chosen as a recipient because as a woman going back to graduate school in my 30s, it has been a lot of hard work and making ends meet to get where I want to be. It means a lot to me to know that my dream can continue.”
33, BA in Psychology and Pre-School Counseling
“The female focus greatly added extra meaning for me because I am a single mother over the age of 30 that is trying to better myself for me and my kids. Having an emphasis on females made me feel I had a better chance at getting the scholarship and I love how it feels empowering.”
50, BA in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
“The over-30 female focus is extra meaningful to me because going to school is tough. Even more so when you haven’t done it in 20+ years. Not only because we’re probably working full-time and have to carefully delegate our time between multiple outlets, but some of us are also maybe raising children or have completed that, as well. “
Certified Relationship & Divorce Coach, Founder of Journey Beyond Divorce
Divorce mediator, CDFA, Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker, and host of Divorce & Other Things You Can Handle
Financial therapist/coach and the CEO & Founder of Behavioral Cents
Executive director of Savvy Ladies
2021 – 1st Place
32, Social and Human Services
Seattle Central College
2021 – 2nd Place
42, J.D., Law & Advocacy,
University of California
2021 – 3rd Place
University of Houston
2020 – 1st Place
37, Psychology & Human Services,
2020 – 2nd Place
52, 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, 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
*Deadline subject to extension.
If you have any questions or issues submitting your application for the 2023 Worthy Women’s Scholarship, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]
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