The Zonta Club of Midland offers annual scholarships to women of all ages pursuing career goals that will positively impact the status of women. Funds to support the scholarships are raised through the Annual Zonta Homewalk held in December.
Zonta is pleased to announce t his year’s scholarship recipients: Alisha Arnold (Davenport University – Nursing), Amber Bailey, (Delta College – Nursing), Allison Duford (Saginaw Valley State University – Early Education), Elizabeth Havens (Saginaw Valley State University - Medical Laboratory Science), Katelynne Morse (Delta College - Automotive Technology), and Alicia Wietfeldt (Davenport University – Nursing),.
Each recipient received a scholarship in the amount of $2,500, which may be used at any post-secondary educational institution for tuition, books, cost of certification, or vocational education. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, work/life skills, community service/extracurricular activities, GPA/GED, honors/awards, and references.
Scholarships are made possible by the annual Zonta Homewalk. Funds raised by the Homewalk support scholarships for area women, local service grants and international service projects through the Zonta Foundation for Women. Funds raised through the 2019 Zonta Homewalk locally funded ten service grants of $1,140 each and six scholarships of $2,500 each.
During the May dinner meeting the club recognized the five scholarship recipients for 2019 and thanked the homeowners and sponsors of Homewalk that make these scholarships possible. The scholarship winners are:
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Three of the recipients were able to attendance and spoke about their educational goals.
Zonta Club of Midland is offering a $500 local scholarship for the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world. To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply. The Midland winner will be referred to the District and eligible for a $2000 scholarship, and the District winner will be referred to the international scholarship and be eligible for an additional $8000 scholarship. The application materials must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1.
Zonta Club of Midland is offering a $500 local scholarship for the Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship. The Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. The Midland winner will be referred to the District and eligible for a $1500 scholarship, and the District winner will be referred to the international scholarship and be eligible for an additional $4000 scholarship. The application materials must be submitted to email@example.com by March 15.