Empowering the next generation of SMART, Empowered & PASSIONATE Young Women

Our Youth Scholarship honors high school and college students who have exemplified academic excellence. Not only are these students dedicated to being successful in their academic advancement but also illustrate great stewardship in community involvement. 

2019 Scholarship recipients

Ms. Coley is an educator passionate about working with marginalized people on issues of social inequality. Her academic and professional interests are in immigration, quality education, human rights, foreign affairs, and culture. An advocate of social awareness and cultural diversity. A bona fide, creative, self-driven person, who is adamant about constructive education reform and international diplomacy.

Ms. Coley holds a B.A from the Long Island University, Global Studies and has been accepted into the Master of Laws program in Transnational Crime and Justice at UNICRI at the UN campus in Viale Maestri del Lavoro 10 Turin, Italy. Over the past decade she has interned with the Gaia’s Essence family and we are proud of her accomplishments. We are happy to be able to support Ms. Coley by awarding her a Gaia’s Essence Scholarship of $1000 towards her tuition. 

Emine was born in Turkey in 2003 and is 6 years old. In 2016 she moved to Africa with her family and attended various Science Olympiad. She joined the volunteer foundations for the people in need. The things she saw, heard and lived taught her a lot about living in gratitude for family and life. Emine had always dreamed of becoming a doctor since I was little girl. Her experiences in Africa enhanced that dream. When she becomes a medical doctor her goal is to return to Africa during the summer and holidays to help people in need. 
From her travels Emine has found a passion for people and health. We are very proud of this young lady who is now finding a purpose beyond herself to help others. Congratulations Emine and we wish you a very bright future. This year Emine was awarded a $300 scholarship at the conference on Long Island, NY.

Scholarship Requirements for High school & College Students

Scholarship Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Currently enrolled in High School or College.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 for High School & 3.5 for College students for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Write a 500 word essay; “Describe how another woman in your community or family has positively influenced your personal development. you. 

  • All essays must be type written using size 12 font and double spaced.
Deadline and Submission Process
Application packages should be emailed by June 12th 2020 to scholar@gewwc.com.

Selection process
A committee of women from different industries will review all applications and select the winners for each year. Two students will be selected one from High School and the other from College. Note: The board will not be comprised of staff members of Gaia’s Essence.

Notification of Final Decision
All applicants will be notified of the final decision and selection of the board by July 10th 2020.

Mentorship Program

All scholarship recipients will be inducted into Gaia’s Essence Connect: Mentorship and Leadership Program. We know the importance for young girls to have representation in their communities. Teaching them the importance of discipline, hard work and passion in aspiring to become anything they aspire to be. We have partnered with the Business of WE  to create a platform to educate, facilitate personal develop and nurture the next generation of strong and powerful women. As a mentee you will have an opportunity to intern and learn first hand from some of the most influential and successful female entrepreneurs. 

If you would like to apply to be a mentor of the program please submit a request here. 

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