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Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarships Awarded!

This week, the Zonta Club of the Joliet Area was pleased to award two $1500 scholarships for college expenses to two deserving young women as part of our Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship program. Each scholarship applicant is evaluated based on academics, service and their future career plans. Winners of the local scholarships have the opportunity to be eligible for district scholarships as well.

The 2022 Scholarships were awarded to:

Maya McGrew, a December 2021 graduate of Minooka Community High School. Maya will be going to Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to study psychology. She hopes to become a Physician's Assistant, with a speciality in psychiatry/addiction medicine and then work in law enforcement as a forensic psychologist. In high school she has been active in the Interact Club, Allies in Diversity, and the Pre-Med Club. She volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Amita Health.

Amelia Dubs, who will graduate from Joliet West High School this spring. She plans to go to North Central College in Naperville and eventually get a Master's degree in either sociology or criminal justice. She currently works part-time at Alden Estates in Shorewood. At Joliet Township West, she is a drum major with the band. She is a member of the National Honor Society, tutors other students, and helps out in the library. She is active in her church and volunteers at Morningstar Mission, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Riverwalk Homes.

Pictured left to right are Amelia Dubs, Maya McGrew, Zontians Beth Colvin, Mary Kapella and JoAnn Potenziani at the award celebration.

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