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Zonta encourages women to pursue education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls pursuing education and careers.

Judy Williamson Scholarship

The Judy Williamson Scholarship is a distinguished opportunity established in honor of Judy Williamson, a remarkable Zonta member and esteemed figure in the banking community. Throughout her career, Judy demonstrated unwavering dedication to both her profession and her community, leaving an indelible mark on all those she encountered.

As a proud Zontian, Judy exemplified the values of service, excellence, and empowerment, embodying a spirit of "Quiet Greatness." Her commitment to making a positive difference resonated deeply with all who knew her, as she humbly and diligently pursued her goals, leaving an enduring impact on her community and the banking world. In recognition of her legacy, this scholarship seeks to support and empower the next generation of leaders in the banking and finance sector.

This scholarship is exclusively available to high school seniors or college students who exhibit exceptional promise and dedication in the field of banking and finance. The recipient will embody the spirit of Judy Williamson through their commitment to excellence, service, and community engagement.

Through this scholarship, we aim to honor Judy's enduring legacy by investing in the future of banking and finance. One outstanding individual will be selected annually to receive this prestigious award, recognizing their potential to make a significant impact in the banking industry and beyond.

The Judy Williamson Scholarship serves as a testament to Judy's enduring legacy and her belief in the power of education to transform lives and communities. We invite deserving candidates to apply and join us in carrying forward her vision of excellence and service in the banking world.

Z-Club Scholarship

Our Z=Clubs are sponsored by Zonta Clubs in their area.   Z-Club members, young women in High School,  are encouraged to serve their community, while Zonta Members provide career guidance and promote leadership qualities to them.  We offer 3 Scholarships to Graduating Seniors of the Z-Club.

Louise Black Scholarship

This Scholarship is a memorial tribute to Louise Black, who was a former Zonta member and nurse whose life was ended tragically. During her career in Jackson County, and through her longtime employment with Singing River Hospital and Pascagoula Schools, she made a difference in the lives of many people.  She was a proud Zontian, always busy and fulfilling her dream of service to the community and those in need. We proudly present 2 scholarships annually to  2 female students in the medical field attending MGCCC=Jackson County Campus.

 Jean McCool Scholarship

This Scholarship is for any female student interested in pursuing coursework in early childhood development at MGCCC-Jackson County Campus.   This Scholarship is a memorial tribute to the former Zonta member and educator, Jean McCool.  As a very caring person, Jean's whole life was built on her firm belief in education. While helping so many, maybe hundreds of women, take charge of their lives, she is remembered as an inspiration to all women.

Ellen Wheeler Scholarships

Ellen Wheeler was born in Skagen, Denmark and immigrated to the U.S. in 1967.  She spent the last 40 years of her life living on the Gulf Coast, raising her family and living life with a sincere passion, gentle heart and strong will.  She was an active member of The Zonta Club of Pascagoula Area and Singing River Art Association where she cultivated the most amazing group of friends.  Ellen was an Engineer all her working life, but after retirement, she pursued her passion for art.  We have set up 2 funds to help students attending MGCCC- Jackson County Campus in this field.

Ellen Wheeler Zonta Art Supply Fund Scholarship

Ellen Wheeler Singing River Art Association Scholarship

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