Scholarship Program Update for 2018-2019

“Education is the most effective way to make them self-sufficient. Most of the students want to give back from their incomes some money to help the orphanage and its mission.” –Sister Amutha Theos

Sarcred Heart Nursing College graduation ceremony
Sacred Heart Nursing College graduation ceremony

On this page we will continue to provide updates about the the World’s Children Scholarship Program including info about worthy applicants, heartwarming stories about graduates and WC Scholarship Program statistics. Revisit this page for World’s Children Scholarship Program Latest Updates.

July 8, 2019 Update

296 scholarship applicants—all with moving stories—need our support. According to the funding we receive, on our deadline of August 15, 2019, we will have to choose which of these dedicated  and needy students will receive a scholarship this year. Please help us forever improve their lives. You can contribute any amount to the Scholarship Fund or sponsor a student for $600/year. Experience the joy when you change a life–FOREVER!

Our Top 12 Applicants based on Greatest Need

2019 WC Scholarship Applicants 1

To choose one of these students, click the button and write their name in the note section at check-out.


2018-19 Scholarship Applications Status as of 7/8/2018

Students graduating in 2019: 87
Total Applicants (including new and renewal) in June 2019: 296
Students renewing for next school year: 178
New applicants to the program: 118
Of these new applicants those who were previously sponsored:28
Students currently on a WC scholarship who need a new sponsor: 4

Importance of the Program

This program is changing lives forever. You are giving these young people an opportunity that they will use to uplift themselves, their families, and their communities.

Sister Amutha is the Mother Superior of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Congregation in India. She oversees 11 orphanages and a nursing college. She reports about her nursing students, “Most girls have already found a job before they even graduate.”

We could not do this without you! Thanks for your support.

Stay tuned for more updates.



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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