The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency: 8th Annual Barbara Devetski College Scholarship Essay Contest

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 26, 2022

The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, a nonprofit providing Houston-area women and girls with the tools needed to be advocates for their health, is now accepting applications for the 8th Annual Barbara Devetski Scholarship Essay Contest. Two winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship towards tuition for the 2022 fall semester.

“Many adolescent girls face critical issues and require important resources to overcome challenges and difficult situations,” said Linda Rhodes, Executive Director of The Women’s Fund. “We look forward to awarding scholarships to two individuals who have overcome challenges and are ready to start a new chapter in college as resilient young women.”

The scholarship was created in loving memory of Barbara Devetski, the organization’s first Executive Director who served in that capacity for over two decades. The Women’s Fund invites Houston area, college-bound, graduating high school senior girls, who plan to enroll in a minimum of nine college credit hours in the 2022 fall semester to participate in its essay contest. The essay must include the importance of resiliency, a time or situation in which the applicant was resilient, and explain what they learned from the situation and how it has prepared them for college. For full scholarship details and eligibility requirements visit

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, March 26, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. CST. The winners will be announced at The Women’s Fund Spring Membership Luncheon at Tony’s on Friday, May 13, 2022.

For 43 years, The Women’s Fund has educated girls and women in the Houston area through classes, workshops, lectures and publications that teach resiliency skills and relate those skills to current and future health risks. Dedicated to ensuring positive health outcomes for individuals and communities, The Women’s Fund serves close to 12,000 women and adolescent girls and distributes 9,913 publications each year at no cost.

For more information on The Women’s Fund visit and for questions about the 8th Annual Barbara Devetski Scholarship Essay Contest, please contact Tawa Busari at 713-623-6543 or