Werthing Foundation Programs

Light Up The World

Online Scholarship Form & Guidelines

GABRIELLE’S Light Up The World Mentoring


Werthing Foundation’s established Gabrielle’s Light Up the World Scholarship in honor of Mentor Gabrielle Lamiah Reynolds (11/22/1989 – 02/12/2020).

The scholarship honors the life of Gabrielle’s Love, Life and Light! This scholarship will help bridge the gap of under-resourced young women of color for academic support, professional development and scholarship.

When rising leaders are empowered, confident and self-sufficient, they become high achievers and positively impact the lives of everyone in their family and community.

Scholarship is Open to:

Young women of color that meet at least one of the four criteria below and attends four of the six leadership and development sessions presented by Light Up the World Mentoring program:

  • Graduating senior from Skyline High School, Dallas, TX
  • Currently enrolled at Tennessee State University
  • Member of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
  • Enrolled or currently attending an accredited college or university

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Academic Letter of Reference
  • Community Letter of Reference – Church, Employee, Volunteer Director, etc.
  • Acceptance Letter or Proof of Enrollment from College or University
  • Official Transcript (if available)
  • Essay – 250 words double spaced addressing the following topic: “What Will It Take for Me to Become an Empowered Leader and High Achiever?”

Application Deadline: September 15th

Award Amount: $1,000.00 per each scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average

Scholarship Renewal: Students who have received Gabrielle’s Light Up the World Scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and submit an application each year to be considered for an additional award.

Light Up The World Scholarship Form

    I am a resident of*:



    ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES (Attach Separate Sheet if Needed)


    (Important: Your digital signature is required below. Without your signature, your application is incomplete and will not be processed.)
    I certify that the information in this application is true and accurate.