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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re highlighting this scholarship for all the moms out there juggling work, family, and, maybe, returning to school. If you didn’t go to college after high school and now, as an adult, the time is right for you, paying for college may be a concern. Helping women return to school is the goal of this scholarship. It allows women to take control of their futures and attain their degrees.

Scholarship: Worthy Women’s Professional Studies Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Worthy, Inc.

Amount: $1,000 – $2,500

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Three

Eligible Students:

  • Enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program
  • S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Identify as a female
  • Age 30 or older

How to Apply: Submit a 300-500 word essay, responding to one of three suggested topics.

Deadline: November 26


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Beth Feinberg Keenan
Beth Feinberg Keenan is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Before joining College Coach, Beth worked as a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Northeastern University. Visit our website to learn more about Beth Feinberg Keenan.