“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.