World's Children Scholarship Fund

Eliminate poverty through education

Educate Girls – World’s Children Scholarship Fund

Help disadvantaged students earn a college degree and rise out of the cycle of poverty. You can give any amount to the World’s Children Scholarship Fund or you can sponsor a college or vocational student for $55/month.

90% of our scholarship students are impoverished young women. In the 2020-21 academic year, 278 students in India received college and vocational scholarships. 72 graduated in 2021 with a college degree! This is a very successful program that ends poverty.

“Educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girls’ education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty.” –United Nations Population Fund


A chance to fill these empty chairs with determined students who won’t go to college without our help.

These students have determination and great need. Your support can change their lives forever.
Please contribute any amount to the Scholarship Fund at the top of this page. Your gift can be recurring or one time. If you wish to sponsor an individual student ($55/month), click the button below and we will contact you to select a student.


On behalf of all the aspiring students who need our help, we thank you for your kind support. All donations welcome!


World’s Children is committed to honoring your stated preferences for donations.
In some circumstances, such as overfunding of a program, your contribution will be used
for the greatest current need of vulnerable children.

Loretta Worthington, Board Member

Loretta Worthington

Loretta Worthington

Board Member

Loretta met David Purviance on a chance trip in 2006, while seeking to be of service to the vulnerable children in India.  Since then, Loretta has been a longtime supporter of World’s Children as a donor, sponsor, and previous Board member.  She had the wonderful opportunity to return to India twice to visit several World’s Children orphanages, and even identified the Happy Home orphanage and petitioned to bring it into the WC family. Loretta raised funds to build a well at Happy Home, where it now has clean water for all the children and staff.

Loretta currently works with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Program Manager for the six Medical Hubs – the child abuse evaluation clinics for the County. She also serves as the Program Manager for the County’s Gender Health Program, serving patients seeking gender-affirming care in a safe environment.  Before her work with Los Angeles County, Loretta spent many years serving non-profit organizations in CA and in MN, her last as the Executive Director of a statewide non-profit in MN. She has a long history of volunteer work including Board Member and Board Chair service, grant writing and fundraising experience, program development, and creative leadership, all serving our most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations.

Loretta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.  She lives in Los Angeles County with her partner, Myck, and their rescue kitties, Scooter and Thunder.

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