The Zonta Club of Midland offers multiple scholarships to women of all ages pursuing career goals that will positively impact the status of women. The scholarships of $2,000 each are for use at any post-secondary educational institution or for cost of certification, or for vocational education. The scholarships may be applied to tuition, fees, and items on the student account. The scholarships are for women re-entering the workforce or who are in the workforce going back to school. Those entering college/vocational certification directly from high school will be considered as well. Applicants must have been a Midland County resident for at least one year. Previous recipients may reapply. The successful applicant will have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to women who have supported, and/or plan to support through their education, the advancement of women. The award will be based on financial need, work/life skills, community service/extra-curricular activities (depending on the situation of the applicant), GPA/GED, honors/awards, and references. The essay for this scholarship should describe career goals, what events/situations influenced choice of career, how the scholarship will help the applicant to attain goals, how the applicant plans to help the advancement of women through her career choice, and any circumstances that have created the need for this financial support. Go to the Midland Area Community Foundation website for more information.