“When women thrive, all of society benefits and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.” — Kofi Annan, 7th UN Secretary-General
While the world has seen great progress with women’s rights and gender equality over the past century, there is no doubt that there is still so much to be done to ensure that women have the same opportunities and outcomes as men.
Today, there is still quite a large gap between men and women when it comes to income, wealth, debt, poverty levels, discrimination, abuse, domestic responsibilities, and the opportunity to take on leadership roles –– all of which are greater difficulties for women of color. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has also disproportionately harmed women in the workforce as over six hundred thousand more women than men have lost their jobs over the course of the pandemic.
At the core of 3Wishes is the support, upliftment, and encouragement of women past systemic and social barriers. The 3Wishes Women’s Empowerment Scholarship is designed to support one special woman in achieving her dreams in and out of the classroom.
All women planning to attend college sometime in the next two years are eligible. To apply, please write about how you think society can most effectively empower women.
While not required, applicants who have volunteer experience, express financial need, and/or are women of color are encouraged to apply.
How do you think society can most effectively empower women? What needs to be done to ensure these demands are met?
The application deadline is Nov 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on Dec 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Dec 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.